Low-Cost GIS for Today’s GIS Professionals


GIS Aplications

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Samuel Ralston Knight, Blue Marble Geographics, United States, samk@bluemarblegeo.com


Often considered beyond the reach of many budgets, GIS technology is now part of the daily workflow for local government departments and businesses of every size. No longer constrained by overly complex software requiring highly skilled technicians, or by expensive acquisition and maintenance costs, GIS professionals are learning the value of GIS self-sufficiency. In this presentation, we will take a look at low-cost GIS software alternatives that are ideally suited to the challenges of today’s GIS professionals. Using Global Mapper we will demonstrate some of the basic principles of GIS development, where to find data, and efficient spatial data management.

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