There is http://gisgeography.com/mapping-out-gis-software-landscape/
Which hopelessly overrates ArcGIS, also because of a US centric perspective.
However, the Authors use Google trends and statistics on GIS.SE to rank
popularity of GIS. And if you do that QGIS is nr. 1 in Europe at least. Note
also the trend in the google trends curves, esp. If you take Italy as an
People close to retirement can probably stick to Arc, but people who are
students now will have to learn open source in their career, no doubt...
Even in a rich country like norway a significat number of university courses on
GIS (esp. such related to ecology) switched to Open Source and mostly QGIS...
Von: Qgis-user [qgis-user-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] im Auftrag von Markus
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2016 20:07
Betreff: [Qgis-user] QGIS vs ArcGIS in Education and Practice
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 suited)?
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
https://www.g2crowd.com/grid_report/documents/gis-winter-2016-report is not
really helpful because it is based on some 40 reviews only and therefore not
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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