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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?
It's highly recommended that you learn a programming language.
Python is the most popular language for GIS.
Your question still unanswered?
- Make sure to search both /r/gis and Google before you post. Your question has more than likely been asked before! (Don't be afraid to post, just do your homework first)
Post-Mapping Software (drawing/editing)
Other GIS Software
Lighter GIS Software
Want to add a FAQ to this list?
- Message the moderators!
We are trying to include as much as we can here at /r/gis but there is information spread out in other subs. Here are a few: