In this lesson, you have reviewed the basics associated with exploring and choosing among the vast array of possible programming language options for GIS. As you have seen, there are no easy answers here - like many of the design aspects of GIS, choosing a programming language does not often involve easily comparable alternatives with defined values.
This week, we also explored the emerging technology trend associated with different approaches for software modelling.
In the next lesson, we will wrap up our focus on technical choices by exploring the options available for databases. Like choosing a programming language, choosing a database format can also be quite tricky.
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