Questions tagged [industry]

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Can a high GIS Stack Exchange reputation help me get hired to a GIS firm? [closed]

I have seen this question come up before, but the previous questions are all related to Stack Overflow, which is more of programming community. I am about to graduate with a bachelor's degree in GIS ...
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About Spatial ETL and how much is it used in the GIS industry [closed]

Because I've been noticing that some internships are requesting some know-how of this tool. I would like to ask how is it used in the industry? What do you use it for at your job? Where could you ...
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Where is the work in the GIS/RS consulting industry? [closed]

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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Recommend topics to be included in a Computer Science for Geospatial Technologies course

I will be instructing a course at the local university titled Computer Science for Geospatial Technologies. This is an introductory course meant to introduce computer science concepts to geospatial ...
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Industry employment and GIS: effective search methods for new grads? [closed]

What are some good ways of identifying private entities that may be inclined to accept intern work or offer an entry level job?
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Examples of GIS projects 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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Books or other Resources on Business Benefits from GIS? [closed]

I believe Top unsung business benefits for GIS is an excellent source of info. My question expands on that for any industry books related to this subject. I know there have already been several ...
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How do I explain what GIS is in a business context [closed]

This is hypothetical so don't ask for details: I've heard of this GIS thing with computers and maps and stuff and it sounds like it might apply to this project I'm working on. Could you explain what ...
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Finding statistics on software development within GIS industry? [closed]

I am trying to find some information, specifically poll results on platforms and languages used for GIS software solutions. I remember taking one but I cannot find the poll to see the results, it may ...
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Top unsung business benefits for GIS

One of the biggest criticisms of GIS professionals is typically that GIS is an underused technology and as such the professionals feel frustrated that they only get to use it in very limited ...