I was asked to give a 5 days international GIS training course at the
university and proposed to do it with QGIS. The program leader finally
insisted on doing it with ArcGIS arguing that the students had better
chances to find a job knowing ArcGIS rather than QGIS. This
argumentation does not reflect my long professional experience as a GIS
consultant at all!
But how can I proof that knowing QGIS is the better choice for young GIS
professionals than ArcGIS (or at least that both systems are equally
Does anybody know any official numbers of GIS users worldwide or on the
worldwide application of QGIS over ArcGIS?
I know the Master thesis from Boku Vienna
(https://geoobserver.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/arcgis-vs-qgis/) but it is
focused on a technical comparison of both systems only.
Also the link
not really helpful because it is based on some 40 reviews only and
therefore not representative.
I really need to know some proven facts on the number of global QGIS
users and renown companies using QGIS worldwide.
Thanks for your help in advance,
Dr. Markus Weidenbach
Geographical Information Management
and Environmental Planning
e.mail see: http://landConsult.de
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