It highlighted other significant statistics:
- The $5 billion worldwide geospatial market will grow to $30 billion by 2005; a dramatic increase that is sure to create new jobs, according to Emily DeRocco, assistant secretary at the US Department of Labor's employment and training division.
- NASA says that 26% of its most highly trained geotech staff are due to retire in the next decade.
- National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) [Now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency]is expected to need 7,000 people trained in GIS in the next three years.
- Of the 140,000 organizations globally that use GIS, most are government agencies
- The U.S.military, the first industry to adopt GIS and remote sensing on a large scale, has spent more than $1 billion on commercial remote sensing and GIS in the past two years.
Congress on Surveying & Mapping : Nashville, TN 4/18/2004
2004 MidAmerica GIS Symposium : Kansas City, MO, USA 4/18/2004 - 4/22/2004
GITA's 27th Annual Conference : Seattle, WA 4/25/2004 - 4/28/2004
GeoSpatial World 2004 : Miami Beach, Florida, USA 5/12/2004 - 5/14/2004
Bentley International User Conference : Orlando, FL, USA 5/23/2004 - 5/27/2004
ASPRS Annual Conference : Denver, Colorado, USA 5/23/2004 - 5/27/2004
Open Source GIS Conference 2004 and Second Annual MapServer User Meeting : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 6/9/2004 - 6/11/2004
97th Annual Canadian Institute of Geomatics Conference : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 6/20/2004 - 6/23/2004