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Are Data science and GIS inter related? [duplicate]

I am a student of master of data science and i have a keen interest in the field of GIS and analyzing spatial data. I am doing courses to work my way into GIS. Am I doing the right thing?
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What is the difference between “Geoinformatics and Geospatial Information Science” and “Geographic Information Systems”?

The following is information from the Institute for Geoinformatics at Munster University: emphasis on Geoinformatics and geospatial information science instead of focussing on geographic ...
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What does OS Stack mean? [closed]

"Strong OS Stack Knowledge" is listed as a required skill on a job specification I am interested in. I haven't come across this term before. It may be important to note that I live in the UK and I ...
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Satisfying the 'Contribution to the Profession' requirement of the GISP-AP Certification, does GIS SE make the cut?

Does participation in moderated online communities such as GIS SE count towards satisfying the 'Contribution to the Profession' requirement of the GISP-AP Certification issued by the Survey and ...
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What can help gain contribution points for GISP certificate? [closed]

Didn't see this discussed before. What earns contribution points towards GISP certification? Does volunteering to answer on forums help contribute?
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ArcGIS Runtime or ArcObjects - which should I learn to become a GIS Developer? [closed]

I'm a GIS analyst hoping to upgrade to GIS Developer some day. I hope to make this switch for a few reasons: I think I can earn more money as a developer (generally true?). I'm tired of scrubbing ...
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What are the skills a GIS Expert needs to have? [closed]

The last years I have wondered many times what are the skills a GIS Expert needs to have. I have studied Geology and upon that I did my master in Geoinformatics. Although right now is clear for me ...
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How important is a knowledge of computer science in GIS analysis? [closed]

Don’t think this question has been asked before; I’ve just come across a question on how much math one has to know for a career in GIS. As a geography student I’m wondering how much computer science I’...
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What extra CS courses should a GIS Developer take? [closed]

I'm a CS major who is minoring in GIS to become a GIS Developer. I was wondering what later CS (or Software Engineering and Computer Engineering) courses would be useful to a GIS Developer? For the ...
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How will Colorblindness impact a GIS career? [closed]

With the wonderful genetics passed from by grandfather via my mother, I'm acquired the blue/ purple-green/brown color blind trait. How will this affect my capability in properly doing/ interpreting ...
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How to stay productive and proactive at work? [closed]

I know this is technically seeking advice, but, to me, advice on the subject is considered an answer to the question. Therefore, I wouldn't consider this to be outside the bounds of this StackExchange....
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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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How Oracle is related with GIS (Professional wise) [closed]

I am GIS B.Tech Graduate. In the aiming of becoming GIS Developer .I temporairly changed my profession from GIS Analyst to Software Engineer. But what I got in this software company is oracle (not ....
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What is the going rate for GIS freelancers?

There appears to be very little information available about competitive hourly rates for GIS freelancers. Additionally, GIS freelancers never post rates on their websites. Upwork has some ...
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How to summarize GIS skills on a resume? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate and I've used ArcGIS 10.0-10.2 (I just say 10.X) for a variety of tasks: Analysis Data Conversion Georeferencing Editing Data Management (i.e., creating and organizing ...
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GIS/Developer Skills [closed]

Currently, I have a strong knowledge ArcGIS/Python/JavaScript and basic RDBMS. I'm currently taking some database theory/sql classes and trying to figure out what course I should take next, I'm ...
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What are technical skills that a GIS graduate should develop? [duplicate]

I am a GIS Analyst with one years experience and no idea where to begin with professional development. I'm competent with the ArcGIS platform, but I am not too familiar with its administration ...
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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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Career advice in Gis field [closed]

I am a B.Tech graduate(2013) in Geo Informatics and Geo Technology.Presently, i am working i an company as Junoir Executive in Gis . I also know some programming languages like "V.B.net" and C#.My ...
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How to build a portfolio for a GIS/Java career path? [closed]

I have been a GIS Analyst for over 10 years and am currently studying java (50% through the course). My plan is to develop GIS applications mainly focused towards open source solutions. I would like ...
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I would like to know about Careers in GIS [duplicate]

I am currently doing my MS software engineering. I am very much interested in GIS. I would like to know about the various opportunities available in this field and also the skills that i will have to ...
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Motivating co-workers to think outside box? [closed]

Maybe this isn't really the right place to ask this, but I figure worst case scenario my question is closed as not relevant or too abstract. I am a GIS administrator, I manage our SDE and web map ...
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Is PhD in GIS useful in non-educational career path? [closed]

A bit of an open debate - I am curious for your opinions. I am considering commencing a PhD in GIS which may concern the application of surveys within the natural environments. Eventually, I wish to ...
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Transitioning from programmer to 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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Does GIS Professional need CAD experience? [closed]

As a GIS Professional, one is often expected to have experience with CAD (i.e. AutoCAD, Microstation) to the extent that they can integrate CAD data into GIS workflows and datasets. However, I often ...
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GIS professionals working from home?

How many of you out there work from home? What kind of company / organization do you work for (private, government, municipal, institution..?). How did you convince your employer it was a good idea? ...
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GIS Consulting - How to Get a Foot in the Door? [duplicate]

I currently work for a very large company as a GIS developer, and while I am happy in my position for the most part, I can't help but wonder what life as a GIS consultant (i.e. working for myself) ...
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Are Online Certs worth their weight? [closed]

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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Finding GIS consultancy/project work (rather than jobs)?

The post What are useful websites for scouting GIS related jobs? listed resources for finding a GIS job (as in a full-time or contract position). What resources are available for finding GIS projects ...
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Seeking GIS career advice? [closed]

I am keen to make a career in GIS. What should I work upon to possess the adequate skills and can you recommend some good colleges for a GIS-oriented Postgraduate course?
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What are useful websites for scouting GIS related jobs?

What are useful websites for scouting GIS related jobs?
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Interview questions for hiring GIS Analyst?

What are some suitable interview questions to ask candidates for a GIS Analyst position? I am looking for techniques for interviewing analysts at varied experience levels (we are currently looking at ...
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Switching career from GIS Technician/Analyst to GIS Web Map Developer/Programmer?

I am a GIS Analyst at work that dabbles in python scripting in ArcGIS and the Google Maps JavaScript API V3. My professional goal is to either be in web mapping development or desktop/server GIS ...
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How to get started on a GIS Programming Career? [closed]

I am already working as GIS Consultant in UK. Being an engineering consultancy (not IT or GIS based) company there wasn't any need of GIS development in the organisation. But due to some recent ...
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What's the value of being GISP certified? [closed]

I was wondering if someone could relate instances where being GISP certified helped : finding employment, getting promoted, drumming business up, noticed by your peers, the authority to sign off on ...
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Switching career from web application to GIS developer?

I am a software developer with over 20 years building applications mostly in the web application space for various companies. I am trying to get a foot hold into the GIS software development space ...
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What is a GIS Professional? [closed]

What is a GIS Professional? Is it the same as GIS Developer or Analyst? It's just that the term has been used a lot and I'm not really sure what it means. Update: Voted to close the question as ...