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web based GIS geoprocessing vs desktop based GIS geoprocessing [closed]

difference between the WEB and DESKTOP GIS geoprocessing (buffer) what is the main difference in the area of processing speed or retrival speed of output take in case of contour generation from DEM ...
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Are there Desktop GIS alternatives to ArcGIS 10.X for topology and vector conflation?

Is there any options other than ArcGIS for Desktop for topological rules and automatic topology integrity enforcing in a Desktop GIS? I am looking for something that will automatically snap features ...
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What does Scale mean in the reference of Desktop GIS or WebGIS?

I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of the concept of scale when it comes to maps on screen, i.e. either in a Desktop GIS or in a WebMap. When it comes to paper maps, the idea is very clear. ...
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Comparison of Open Source Desktop GIS Packages

I'm curious as to what comparisons are out there between different Open Source Desktop GIS software packages. I'm aware that there has been a QGIS and gvSIG comparison on this site but I am looking ...
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Looking for market share of GIS desktop tools

What are the relative market shares of the various desktop GISes? I'm interested in this within the open-source and non-opensource realm. One article that I read, is that the market share of ESRI is ...
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What are some Free and Open Source GIS Desktop packages

Can someone please give me a list of free and open source GIS desktop packages?