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Matt Sheehan
Matt Sheehan
Founder and Senior Principal at WebMapSolutions. Matt Sheehan holds an MSc in Geography and GIS. He has been working with clients solving problems with GIS for over 17 years. Matt founded WebMapSolutions whose mission is to provide state of the art mobile GIS solutions using the most current … More »

GIS in 2014: confusion, uncertainty and opportunity

 
May 12th, 2014 by Matt Sheehan

Cloud, mobile, platform, location analytics, security, location strategy, indoor … GIS is in a state of flux. That’s a challenge. Am i still useful? What’s our best future path? Confusion and uncertainty.

Disruption can be tough.

The technology is moving so fast. Its hard to keep pace. Flex is out HTML5 in. Responsive design. Cross-platform. Multi-device. ArcGIS Online. Storymaps. Templates. Dashboards. Integration.

Esri are moving their messaging to platform.

So many Esri partners and GIS companies in general are still focused on how they have always worked with GIS; their solutions in isolation. Is cloud GIS a threat? ArcGIS platform?

Local government worry about the cost and benefits of moving from old GIS to new cloud GIS. Business GIS and GIS for all is finally a possibility. But start talking location intelligence or location analytics and see their eyes quickly glaze over.

We are in the midst of GIS upheaval. Never has there been a time of so much challenge. Nor of opportunity!

 

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Categories: ArcGIS Online, cloud GIS, Mobile ArcGIS, Web and mobile GIS

One Response to “GIS in 2014: confusion, uncertainty and opportunity”

  1. John Hangen says:

    I think that, while there are some benefits, in the long run we wil regret the data centralization of the Cloud.

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