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Geographic Information Systems

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/r/gis is a community dedicated to everything GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Please take a minute to read the FAQ below and search through our post history. If you don't find what you need jump in and submit new content.

What is GIS?

A geographic information system or geographical information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of spatial or geographical data. - Wikipedia


What is the most common desktop software used?

Where can I find a job in GIS?

Should I pursue a degree (major/minor) in GIS?

Should I learn to program, which language?

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Basic Information

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Post-Mapping Software (drawing/editing)

Other GIS Software

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