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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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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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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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Advice for someone considering a career in GIS (without software development)? [closed]

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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Seeking Open Source Training Materials?

The question Are Online Certs worth their weight? 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Is a master's degree needed for a GIS career? [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...