How to Succeed as a GIS Rebel
by Mark Seibel
In this preview chapter, we share the first two chapters of Mark's lessons learned by moving toward open source GIS. These chapters cover a core introduction to GIS concepts and explain the differences between open source and proprietary GIS software.
This book is in development and offered as a preview of the full book offered at a lower cost. However, it is not short on content. There are 50 pages of GIS in a nutshell and helping those who are new to GIS get up to speed with the basic concepts. And those who are familiar with GIS can get up to speed with open source concepts.
Introductory concepts include defining GIS terms, explaining job roles and certifications, as well as sharing the common paths to become a professional. What is open source and proprietary software? Mark explains it clearly and succinctly in an informal, conversational style that is approachable and down to earth.
These two complete chapters include:
The next version of the book will include much more, here is a sampling:
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