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Is GIS Education Bait and Switch?

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Tuesday, November 6th 2012


Last week a discussion of Spatial Information Technology (SpatialIT) came to a bit of a head. The conversation, lead by OpenGeo’s Paul Ramsey may have unearthed a truth many would rather not hear: "...as we know, GIS courses are just the bait in the trap, to suck naïve students into a career where 90% of the activity is actually in data creation (digitization monkey!) and publication (map monkey!), not in analysis." Is that right?
 
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What is GIS? Why after 30+ years, do I feel like the field has an identity crisis? « Smathermather's Weblog
OpenGeo : Spatial IT & the Spatial Web (video)
Paul Ramsey: Spatial IT vs GIS
The end of the ‘ARC/INFO driving licence’ era « Po Ve Sham – Muki Haklay’s personal blog


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