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Skill requirements and resources to run a private GIS consultancy/ GIS service providing firm?

I'm planning to make a private GIS service providing firm in the coming years. I just wanted to know what skills and resources are required to set up such a firm? I'm aware that the software, hardware ...
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How are you, as GIS professionals, spending most of your day at work?

I've pondered for a while whether I should ask this question. I even asked whether I should ask a question that should probably be a community wiki on the meta site. Since I didn't get many ...
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Is Geoslavery complicity a violation of GISP code of Ethics?

Would developing applications to support Geoslavery be considered a violation of the GIS Professional (GISP) code of ethics ? Human tracking devices, however, introduce a new potential for ...
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Where is the work in the GIS/RS consulting industry?

I'm trying to get an understanding of what type of GIS/RS work organizations are most often bidding out to consultants, and why? For example, is most of the freelance work in web mapping these days ...
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So I am a programmer. What do I do to become a mapper?

I have now been rejected on 5 jobs asking for mappers on the pure basis that I am a programmer. I don't get interviews and when I ask I get response of "You are a programmer and we wanted a mapper ...
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Roadmap to creating a GIS?

Got asked that today in a job interview, I replied with the usual : Gather Data : what data do we want, do we possess it ? If not how to do we acquire it, etc. Database : after we have successfully ...