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The 2014 version of ESRI's "What is GIS?", part of the E380 series, is presented in an up-beat, easy to understand way, with relevant examples that "Mom" can understand. And it's only 1 minute long, so you won't lose their attention. Video link available at: http://video.esri.com/watch/3623/what-is-gis_question_


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There's a terminology thing that bother me here: when a lot of people talk about "computer science" they really mean "software development" (or if they're fancy, "software engineering"). You're mostly talking about software development. Computer science is to software development what mechanical engineering is to being a mechanic. The application of computer ...


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There is a need for experts both in geography and computer science. Yet imo it is possible to perform spatial analysis and answer tough geographical questions without having a solid background in computer science (further CS). When I say CS, I don't mean some quick scripting of a GIS workflow with Python (kind of questions you could find here). I mean ...


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Well, I hate having to give this kind of answer, but, it depends... What I mean is, GIS is really just a tool that is applied in a lot of different ways, to a lot of varying degrees if complexity, for a wide variety of project types. For example, if your goal is to get a general GIS job working for some organization where you would be the main/only GIS ...


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I think it depends on your career goals and interests... if you are interested in performing geographic analysis (technician and analyst positions), you may be fine with your strictly 'geo' background. However, if you have an interest in writing applications, designing data structures, managing servers and infrastructure, then having CS/Engr. ...


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Except for the geomatics fundamentals, GIS development is like almost any other application development domain. You need the core courses you mention, plus, Web Programming and Computer Graphics, from your list. Other common basics should include Mathematics and Statistics. You do not state what Geomatics courses, if any, you have at your disposal. Since ...



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