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 , what should I prefer in this case desktop or web based gis (in terms of time taken to complete task ,processing speed etc)

closed as too broad by user30184, Ian Turton Oct 16 '14 at 10:54

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    Would you be able to edit your question to include the results of your research on this topic so far, please? That way potential answerers will not simply be re-tracing your steps. – PolyGeo Oct 16 '14 at 9:27
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    I am also confused about whether the buffer and contour generation are related, or separate operations. – Erica Oct 16 '14 at 11:37
  • separate only ... – user28536 Oct 17 '14 at 5:04