Hi, I'm an undergraduate student at college. I have a choice of taking either a GIS-based cartography course or a plain AutoCAD course. I have no background in either and I'm not interested in designing career. Which course would YOU prefer if you are planning a long-term career in urban planning? I'd like to mention that I'm NOT one of the techie In*ian guys who always bother forum members with "which course should I take? which school is the best in the U.S.? If I have GIS skills, will I get hired and get visa sponsorship from American company?" questions.
Anyway, if the only purpose of learning AutoCAD is to design a map, what good is it when you can jump right into map design and production with GIS technology? Just wondering, which is more widespread practice in industry? Map making with GIS or with AutoCAD?
Thank you. Peace~