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5 Ways GIS Users Can Expand Their Geospatial Skills

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are five practical strategies that GIS users can adopt to further develop their capabilities and grow with the geospatial industry.

What is PostGIS?

Mark Altaweel

PostGIS is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)-compliant software that serves as an extension for PostgreSQL, an object-relational database.

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Five Reasons to Start Using QGIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are five compelling reasons to start using the open-source GIS platform QGIS, a free and open source software.

Laptop with QGIS, a desktop GIS software program

Learn GIS for Free

Caitlin Dempsey

There are a few online options to learn GIS for free. Take advantage of resources that provide you access to free courses from some of the world's best universities and institutions.

Open Source GIS and Freeware GIS Applications

Caitlin Dempsey

There are many open source GIS and web mapping applications to choose from.

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