Geographic Information Systems

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The Geographic Information Systems Market Research Study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.

Geographic Information Systems Is Moving into Cloud and Mobile Platforms

Geographic information systems (GIS) are an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information.  GIS operates on data primarily bearing a relationship to space, which is inclusive of any data about things and events that occur in nature.

Most of the leading geographic information systems vendors have developed cloud GIS solutions, and it is imperative for those who have not to make the move to cloud GIS.  The geographic information systems user community is well aware of the advantages of cloud computing, and there are numerous options – public vs. private clouds, for example – from which users can choose according to their unique requirements.  And when going after the local government sector, where cost is a major factor, a cloud implementation can look very attractive because it reduces the need for an IT infrastructure to support the GIS implementation.   

In addition, proliferation of mobile devices is impacting every industry and application, and geographic information systems is no different.  Advances in mobile computing and GIS technology are enabling organizations to take GIS to the field, and they interact directly with the information needed to view, capture, update, and synchronize changes between the field and office.  The need to access geospatial data anywhere at any time is here and growing.  

With mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – users are putting geographic information systems mapping in the hands of the field workforce and replacing paper forms with electronic devices.  The field workforce can use maps to add validity to data, record observations, and respond to events.  This can improve the efficiency of the field workforce and the accuracy of GIS. 

Geographic Information Systems Strategic Issues and Market Trends

Geographic Information Systems Market TrendsUsers are exhibiting cautious optimism toward geographic information systems adoption.  Nevertheless, suppliers believe it is not a question of IF, but WHEN GIS will catch on.  Suppliers face various issues when increasing their value proposition.

  • Are different strategies required for new installations?
  • Will new distribution channels be required?
  • How critical is initial cost in relation to lifecycle cost?
  • How will niche market products impact the total market?

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Geographic Information Systems Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes Country Data) No Yes

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Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Type
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
    • Software as a Service
  • Market Shares by Project Size
    • Small (<$250K)
    • Medium ($250K - $1M)
    • Large (>$1M)
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Engineering & Business Services (AEC)
    • Government
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Retail
    • Telecommunications
    • Transportation & Logistics
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Geographic Information Systems Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Type
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
    • Software as a Service
  • Shipments by Project Size
    • Small (<$250K)
    • Medium ($250K - $1M)
    • Large (>$1M)
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Engineering & Business Services (AEC)
    • Government
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Retail
    • Telecommunications
    • Transportation & Logistics
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Sales Channel

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries & currencies included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

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