Two Google funded reports on the size and nature of the geospatial industry, globally and in the U.S., use very different methodologies than past studies. Overall revenue figures are ten time those documented in the past! What did past studies miss, if anything? And, more importantly, what do these reports tell us about our industry?
To all the GIS professionals out there, we are the New Explorers, and we’re coming together, March 25-28 in Palm Springs for the Esri DevSummit. Discover the latest mapping tools set to release with ArcGIS 10.2 and see the best location-based apps put into practice. Visit esri.com/devsummit.
Google Lat Long: Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth
Does Traditional Market Research Miss the Real Numbers for Geospatial Technology Growth? - Directions Magazine
Australian Geospatial Economic Impact Report Update
What is the economic impact of Geo service - Oxera (full report)
Putting the U.S. Geospatial Services Industry On the Map-Boston Consulting Group
Google Shares Reports on Impact of Geospatial Services on the World - All Points Blog
What will we do with all of the Apple sensors: NFC, HealthKit, HomeKit, LED Sensors, barometers. Will they portend the beginning of yet another big data assault that will impact geospatial professionals? Will they catapult the “connected home” or “quantified self” craze? How will we use these data? Will standards be part of the adoption and who will own them?