[OSGeo Africa] FW: FOSS vs ESRI and other GIS issues
chris at airphotoafrica.co.za
Wed Jun 5 05:03:03 PDT 2013
On 5 Jun 2013 at 13:19, Llewellyn Gush wrote:
> Hello Walt
> Just read your RANT on OsGeo
> It is really sad when a person considers themselves "computer literate"
> when they can use Word & Excel and then not even do Styles or formula's
> more complex than simple addition - they use them as a glorified
> is a fact that our educational institutions are doing a very poor job of
> skilling students to really be computer literate. This has come about
> mostly due to the penetration and exclusive use of a proprietary vendors
> solution, which was given to educational institutions for free
No-one I know of gets any [commercial] GIS or Remote Sensing software
Educational institutions are under incredible pressure to conform to
demographics and PASS STUDENTS !
Obviously the word has gone out and Geography ( GIS ) students numbers
are increasing -- but without any increase in budgets or staff. Some
institutions are bordering on "bankrupt"
Blame the system ! ( and those that control education )
Students who have lost the ability to think and act for themselves.
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