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January 21, 2007


Jason Birch

You said: "It is no longer necessary to implement a traditional GIS."

Well, it's never been necessary to implement a traditional GIS. :)

However... I think that quite a few organisations benefit the advanced analytical capabilities in desktop GIS. In the hands of a GIS professional, GIS can perform a unique data mining and presentation role that simply can not be met by current web applications or traditional RDBMS. Appropriate use of desktop GIS can still be a differentiator.

That said, it likely won't be a long time before improvements in the capabilities and processing power of web-based GIS and spatial RDBMS narrow this gap and make desktop GIS more of a specialty tool than it already is.


Elena Petkova

The article from the site!

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