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I’ve been thinking about targeting underserved markets abroad, especially in developing countries. What would be the best way to go about approaching business or governments in those countries?

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And you think they would off-shore/outsource their work to Canada... ?

I think your best bet would be to follow Canadian aid money, and see if there are any opportunities in e.g. training and support to developing countries.
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Or rather, what would you be looking to do/sell to them?
Let's start there.....
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To quote a saying, "Two dollars a pop."

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And you think they would off-shore/outsource their work to Canada... ?

I think your best bet would be to follow Canadian aid money, and see if there are any opportunities in e.g. training and support to developing countries.



Yeah I know a few colleagues who had the chance to implement a GIS or simply provide training abroad. It was usually through word of mouth, knowing someone that knew someone type of thing.
But follow the aid money could be an option. I was thinking of contacting non-for-profits that do most work abroad as a way to start but that could be good too. Thanks.

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Or rather, what would you be looking to do/sell to them?
Let's start there.....


I guess it could be anything from GIS or training or even cartographic products. It seems some countries simply don't have the amount of firms doing that type of work so they may have no choice but to look elsewhere, just like any other technology industry.
I was including poorer developing nations but my first thought was in the lines of the BRIC countries who are growing more than other places.

I'll do some more research into it.

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With a price tag of just about $12 to $15 per hour, it is so very difficult to get jobs from US/Canadian clients, if you want to do jobs for us, the developing nations, what price would you quote?? B)

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Hi, does anyone make maps for private persons ?



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Hi, does anyone make maps for private persons ?

Yes I make maps for private person and I am also finding this types (GIS and/or Cartography related) of job. Look for your reply. My mail Id is souvik.gis@gmail.com.






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