New GIS Book Chronicles Open Source History & Challenges
Locate Press has launched the book How to Succeed as a GIS Rebel – A Journey to Open Source GIS. Author Mark Seibel shares thelessons learned from 25 years of working in the GIS industry while trying to innovate, often against all odds.
This unique resource uses each chapter as a period of time in his career, starting in the 1990s through to the present. It parallels the journey of many GIS users of the past decades who fought to improve GIS by sharing and adopting open source GIS tools and standards, only to experience resistance and skepticism in return.
The book captures a key time period of history in GIS when collaboration and sharing was the name of the game. His stories are also intended to be pragmatic by showing the aspiring GIS student how to assess their own goals and get up to speed with their own set of open source tools and solutions, while avoiding some of the well known challenges.
Those planning to make the case for migrating from proprietary to open source GIS platforms will benefit by learning from others, through Mark’s lens, before making the leap.
How to Succeed as a GIS Rebel is available as a PDF e-book, and is coming soon in print, at https://locatepress.com
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Locate Press is an independent Canadian publisher and the only publisher dedicated to bringing training and education books on open source GIS and geospatial topics.