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GIS gets it's own ''GIS For Dummies' book :lol:


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I'm actually a little curious about this book - it could either be a worthwhile reference or a total pile of trash. Since the predominant GIS software has been shapeshifting so much - it could very well be the latter.

Has anyone picked-it up? There has a been a long-running dialog between GIS as Science or Tool which almost mirrors the dichotomy between learning GIS Theory and learning GIS software techniques. It would be interesting to see where this book is positioned.

GIS gets it's own ''GIS For Dummies' book :lol:


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I'm actually a little curious about this book - it could either be a worthwhile reference or a total pile of trash. Since the predominant GIS software has been shapeshifting so much - it could very well be the latter.

Has anyone picked-it up? There has a been a long-running dialog between GIS as Science or Tool which almost mirrors the dichotomy between learning GIS Theory and learning GIS software techniques. It would be interesting to see where this book is positioned.


Haven't got it, but I'm quite tempted. The pricing of the "for Dummies" books is usually very decent, so that's not going to be the issue.
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I'm actually a little curious about this book - it could either be a worthwhile reference or a total pile of trash. Since the predominant GIS software has been shapeshifting so much - it could very well be the latter.

Has anyone picked-it up? There has a been a long-running dialog between GIS as Science or Tool which almost mirrors the dichotomy between learning GIS Theory and learning GIS software techniques. It would be interesting to see where this book is positioned.


Haven't got it, but I'm quite tempted. The pricing of the "for Dummies" books is usually very decent, so that's not going to be the issue.


I'd like to read it as well. I'll wait for a used copy on Amazon.



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I'm actually a little curious about this book - it could either be a worthwhile reference or a total pile of trash. Since the predominant GIS software has been shapeshifting so much - it could very well be the latter.

Has anyone picked-it up? There has a been a long-running dialog between GIS as Science or Tool which almost mirrors the dichotomy between learning GIS Theory and learning GIS software techniques. It would be interesting to see where this book is positioned.


The books not available until November, apparently. I picked the story off DirectionsMag and there's been a few interesting comments about the book since I last looked.


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I can't decide if getting our very own "...for Dummies" guide is a sign that our trade has arrived or just more proof that the Dummy guides are far too overzealous... ;)
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I can't decide if getting our very own "...for Dummies" guide is a sign that our trade has arrived or just more proof that the Dummy guides are far too overzealous... ;)

Its the latter.

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LOL! :lol:
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Good one, Jean-Louis! :D
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We've Arrived!
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Where can I get a copy!

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I would be very interested in a product like this, although it is hard to "dumb" down GIS, so I can only suspect that the book will be lacking any kind of useful detail. Regardless, I'm sure I will order one when it is published!
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I would be very interested in a product like this, although it is hard to "dumb" down GIS, so I can only suspect that the book will be lacking any kind of useful detail. Regardless, I'm sure I will order one when it is published!


It's in pre-sale on Amazon.ca for 13.50$

I think I'll order it right now! ;)




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