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Which route will provide the best education and return on investment for a GIS career? [closed]

I currently have a B.S. in biology, and am interested in a career change (I am currently a high school science teacher.) I am trying to decide which route will provide the best education and return on ...
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Advice for someone considering a career in GIS (without software development)?

What skills are essential? What is the value of an advanced degree in GIS versus a certificate? What options are available to the less programming-inclined (ie, no software development)
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Free GIS workshops, tutorials, and applied learning material

Note 1: Please enter answers separately or feel free to edit this post directly Note 2: Please report on any broken links so they can be removed This thread lists free as in $0 workshops in GIS and ...
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Combine aerial imagery pictures to create a layer

We are looking for software or a web service that we can put in pictures we took using our weather balloon to create a single image, that we can use as a layer for our GIS project. Preferably free, or ...
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Online GIS Masters / MBA / MS / MA with a focus on business

Does anyone know of any GIS graduate programs that focus on the business elements of GIS? I am thinking of something like an MBA but with a GIS focus or a MA / MS with a business focus. Online only. ...
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PostGresql and PostGIS courses in Canada

I have been looking for good professional courses for learning more than just the basics for PostGresql nd PostGIS. I have found a number of good courses, but they seem to all be in the US. I was ...
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Interview questions for hiring a GIS Analyst

What are the best interview questions for candidates for a GIS Analyst position? I am looking for techniques for interviewing analysts at varied experience levels (we are currently looking at hiring ...
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Teaching Python to Land Surveyors

Does anyone have any good examples of using Python to automate or simplify common surveying tasks? I'm teaching a Python/ArcPy lab this week for a GIS class. There are a number of surveying ...
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QGIS 2.6 Curriculum Redo?

We are in the middle of creating GIS curriculum based on QGIS. When we started in June 2014 it was still 2.2, then 2.4, now 2.6. You think it's worth returning to step 1 and begin again in 2.6?
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Can MOOCs Count towards the GISP course points?

I am looking to obtain my GISP, and I am wondering if Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) can count towards the GISP course points if the MOOC is related to GIS?
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Value of a Python programming course

I am considering upping my programming skills by taking a python geoprocessing course through ESRI. Before I part with the hefty registration fee, I would like to get your opinion on the value of 24 ...
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Are FOSS4G conference presentations available online?

I'm wondering if anyone has knows of links to a website(s) where previous FOSS4G conference presentations are available online. I would like to: watch recorded video presentations, listen to audio ...
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Is there GIS Video “that Mom can understand”?

Working as a professional within the GIS discipline, I often find it challenging to describe to people what GIS is (in a face to face conversation). Telling them that GIS stands for Geographic ...
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What is GIS for Indigenous Peoples?

I am working on a short course for a group of indigenous 10-15 year old children in a couple of weeks and want to start the program with a short intro (90s) of what GIS is and how it can help them. I ...
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Where can I find “QGIS Training Manual” data? [duplicate]

I can't find data for this lesson in Quantum GIS: 9.4 Lesson: Supplementary Exercise. Can anybody help me?
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Masters in GIS or Self Learning? [closed]

I currently work in the offshore oil and gas industry as an offshore surveyor and I have an undergraduate degree in survey and mapping. I enjoy my job and it is well paid but I want to learn more of ...
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Help choosing GIS elective class [closed]

I'd like some input on choosing an elective for my GIS study. My choices are: 1) Database management in GIS 2) Python and Spatial Analysis in GIS 3) Project management in GIS From what I understand, ...
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GIS for Local Police Department

I'm trying to recruit local police departments into a new GIS certificate that I am teaching in Florence South Carolina. None of the Police departments have any experience with GIS, but they are all ...
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How much math does a GIS Analyst need to know?

For someone studying to pursue a career as a GIS Analyst, what math courses should he/she take? Update Here's a long list of free Math courses from MIT to serve as a frame of reference. Which are ...
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Learning to think spatially rather than just follow point and click tutorials

The college I work for is considering revamping their intro to GIS course. Traditionally, they've used the ESRI suite but are now open to using other options. There are two factors responsible for the ...
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Is a master's degree needed for a GIS career?

Currently I'm on the 5th year of education at the university (Dept. of geography, specialisation - "GIS"). In my country (Belarus) we have a system of education that differs from the majority of the ...
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online free tutorial in Introduction to GIS [duplicate]

Do any one knows online free tutorial in Introduction to GIS, where i can find the below topics. 1.Coordinate sysem 2.Georelational Vector Data model 3.Raster Model 4.Data Input 5.Geometric ...
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Where to start learning how to make maps with QGIS?

I have no skills in GIS, "map-making," or any other map program. Been a county planner for 25 yrs, where there was always a "drafting" staff. I'm in another agency now and need to be able to produce ...
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Teaching GIS, what to do and what not to do?

Because I will (in the near future) be a teacher of GIS. I need some advice form people who have previously done this. Any clues - what to do and what not to do ? I think it will be very helpful for ...
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Are there PhD programs that specifically focus on GIS, and if so, what is the typical outcome?

I know of the University of Pittsburgh where you can get a PhD in information science that focuses on Geoinformatics, which seems kind of cool. I've been looking around but it seems that most PhD ...
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How do I get non modal .dll things to work in ArcGIS 9 Education edition?

I dont know if I have installed it correctly on my computer. I think I need Non-Modal Forms Support in Visual Basic DLLs? and forcing VBA to load automatically in ArcGIS 9?
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Math and Stat for GIS and Computing

I am planning to do an advanced program in spatial science and engineering. It states as a requirement in the program, that the student should have a through understanding in math and statistics. So ...
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Mirror of Michigan State University's Python geoprocessing course materials

Been learning geoprocessing with Python using MSU's GEOG 825 ( python geoprocessing ) course. Unfortunately the link is dead now. I know this is a long shot but does anybody have a copy of the ...
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Creation of a GIS Competency matrix for employers

I am in the process of developing a technical GIS competency matrix for new employees. The matrix will be used not only to assess new employees but also to monitor employee development. The matrix ...
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How do GIS web apps work?

I am completely new to GIS and therefore have questions regarding how the GIS Web development should be made, because the entire concept still confuses me. So, imagine I have a map. And by this, i ...
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looking for a clip showing how cool GIS is

next year i will be teaching a GIS course since this is not a compulsory course i have to make the students register. I thought of producing an e-mail brochur with a few lines of text and a clip ...
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Looking for QGIS introduction course in Los Angeles [closed]

To Whom It May Concern: I am in the process of launching a commercial real estate business and I wish to incorporate QGIS as a tool for keeping and analyzing demographic and market research ...
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Remote sensing and Gis for environmental pollution hazard [closed]

Universities that offers GIS and Remote Sensing programs at master or PhD levels.
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GIS Certification

I have a question regarding GIS certification. My main goal is to develop GIS web applications. Currently I am a developer with over 20 years building software and for the past 10 building web ...
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Best example of a GIS project gone wrong

I would like to know some examples of GIS projects that have gone wrong. i.e. Bad decisions would/were made, based upon the GIS output from that project. I am not looking at naming and shaming ...
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Research papers on SWE (Sensor Web Enablement) and SOS (Sensor Observation Service) with security

I am looking for research papers (conference/journals) on the topic of SWE (Sensor Web Enablement) and SOS (Sensor Observation Service) also dealing/including security aspects. I have already found ...
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GIS Education Guide

I am a Computer Science graduate. I have one year of experience in JAVA programming & I recently started working with GIS applications. I found it so interesting that I would like to do my Post ...
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GIS and RS MSc interview questions?

I have applied for GIS and RS Msc and GIS and RS Diploma courses in a university. They called me for an interview. They will select me to either MSc or to Diploma based on my performance. Please help ...
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Where/How to Learn about Getting Started with Web GIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Steps to Start Web Mapping Does anyone know of any classes or resources where I could learn about WebGIS? I'd like to learn the steps and technology involved. I'd be ...
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Can “Getting to know ArcGIS Desktop” for version 9 be used as a tutorial for version 10?

I am a GIS n00b. Our company has ArcGIS 10 desktop, and since it is multi-user license, I was allowed to install on my computer. I was given a copy of "Getting to know ArcGIS desktop" but it is for ...
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Open Source Training Materials

This recent question made me wonder if there are any open source training materials for GIS. By this I don't mean training specifically for open source software - of which I know there are some - ...
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Are Online Certs worth their weight?

No GIS Certification Programs in my area...Are Online Certs worth their weight? Background Information: Currently a Computer Science student, with 3 semesters remaining. My college doesn't offer any ...
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Is the software used in the “seabed UFO” video GIS software? If so, what is it?

The icons almost make it look like the software is ArcReader or an ArcEngine based, but it's hard to tell from the video. I supposed it could not be GIS software at all. Is anyone familiar with this ...
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Computer vision/Image processing degrees [closed]

I just want to ask. Where do you recommend someone to take a "Computer vision/Image processing" related degree ONLINE? Thanks.
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What's the most promising application (use) of OpenStreetMap data?

In some areas OSM data is very complete and has a level of detail not seen in closed data sources. Another distinguishing factor is that it contains the knowledge of the people who live in that areas. ...
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Help on creating a presentation for Highschool students

I was commissioned to do a presentation on GIS (well it'll mostly focus on transportation GIS) for about 50 high school students. I'm looking for funny graphs / images that I can include in this ...
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Reading BSQ file format

is there a way to open BSQ file format in IDL? thanks in advance.
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I have a dozen years' GIS experience. Is it worth it to pursue a post-grad certificate in Accounting?

I've been working in GIS since 1998 - I've been at my present position for nearly eight years now. Right now my wife is suggesting I start a post-graduate certificate in accounting. It would take ...
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Podcasts related to geospatial technologies

Here I would like to make a list of the best podcasts related to geospatial technologies. Do you listen to any? Do you find them interesting and informative? One podcast per answer, please.
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What Professional / Industry Associations are available that are related to GIS?

This was a well liked (but not hugely rated) question in the beta, so here goes. Please provide a brief synopsis and links if possible. I'd also like to hear about things that are in the planning ...