Mapping project: help requested
Greetings Everyone Ė
I recently started a new position with a real estate development firm operating in NYC. My first assignment is to create a map/reference system for a large swathe of land in a particular part of Queens, encompassing about 50 city blocks. The principals want a large map that includes the entire area, followed by smaller maps that include 3-4 blocks at a time documenting individual building plots with detailed property information.
Iím familiar with Photoshop, and just started learning programs such as MightyMap and Property Shark. My initial plan of action was to place the maps in Photoshop and write over them, but this is proving difficult and incredibly time consuming. Iím wondering if anyone here has been faced with similar problems or might have some suggestions. Iím vaguely familiar with GIS, and Iím fairly confident I can convince the Principals to pay for a training workshop and purchase the program, but Iím not totally sure this would be the correct route and all of the training sessions Iíve found in the area are booked for the month and have waitlists for the following.
Any help, ideas, suggestions would be very much appreciated.