Global Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Industry

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Industry

The global outlook series on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global geographic information systems industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. The report also features recent mergers, acquisitions and other strategic developments of significance. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Russia, China, India and Malaysia among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 110 companies worldwide.


Overview 1

Significance of GIS 1

Advantages of Geographic Information System 1

Growing Popularity of Geographic Information System 2

Factors Responsible for Growing Use of GIS Applications 2

GIS: A Support Tool for Business Decision Making 2

Current and Future Analysis 3

Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

GIS/Geospatial Market by Geographic Region - North America,

Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2010 through 2015 4

Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for GIS/Geospatial Market

by Geographic Region: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2011 & 2015 5

Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

GIS/Geospatial Market by Product Segment - Software,

Hardware, Data, and Services markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures for Years 2010 through 2015 6

Table 4: World 5-Year Perspective for GIS/Geospatial Market

by Product Segment: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Software, Hardware, Data, and Services Markets for Years 2011&

2015 7

Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Market 7

Growth Trends in the Global GIS Industry 8

Government Agencies Increasingly Adopt GIS Solutions 8

Increase in Awareness to Boost Demand for the technology 8

Private Sector Spending - The Next Big Thing in GIS Market 9

Global Business Recognizes the Potential of Geographical

Information System 9

In-house Set up Versus Outside Consultants 9

Data Acquisition Made Relatively Easier 10

GPS Enabled Mobile GIS Services Gaining Ground 10

Significance of GIS in GPS Navigation Systems 10

GPS for Georeferencing 10

GIS Gaining Prominence in Route Planning 11

Role of GIS in Industries 11

GIS in the Retail Sector 11

Growing Significance of Location 11

Location-based GIS: The New Buzz 11

GIS and Glacial Geomorphology 12

GIS Mapping: An Outlook 12

Significance of GIS in Mapping 12

Backdrop of Global Application of GIS 12

GIS Adoption Through the Years 13

Landmarks in the Growth of GIS 13


Review of Select GIS Applications 16

Map Making 16

Site Selection 16

Emergency Response Planning 16

Timeframe Assessment 17


Telecommunication: The Leading End-user 18

GIS Application in the Telecommunication Industry 18

GIS Application in Petroleum and Oil & Gas Industry 18

Review of GIS Usage in Select Procedures 19

Petroleum Exploration and Production 19

Management of Facilities and Pipelines in Oil Companies 20

GIS Application in Transportation Industry 20

Modern Transportation GIS Scenario 20

GIS Application by Law Enforcement Agencies 20

GIS Application in Agriculture Industry 21

GIS Application in Banking 21

GIS Application in Defense and Intelligence 21

GIS Application in Engineering 21

Pipeline 21

Surveying 21

GIS Application in Public Safety/ Homeland Security 21

GIS Application in Forestry 21

GIS Application in Healthcare Services 22

GIS Application in Insurance Sector 22

GIS Application in Museums and Libraries 22

GIS Application in Media Industry 22


Privacy: A Major Concern 23

Users Fail to Acquire Requisite Skill 23

Future Concerns 23


Table 5: Leading Players in the Global GIS Software Market

(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for ESRI,

Intergraph, GE Energy, Bentley, Pitney Bowes Business

Insight, Autodesk, ERDAS, and Others 24

Select Key Players 24

Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (US) 24

Intergraph Corp. (US) 25


Geographic Information Systems - An Insight 26

Database View 26

Map View 26

Model View 26

Vital Components of GIS 27

Table 6: Global GIS Market (2010 & 2011): Percentage

Breakdown of Revenues by segment - Software and Others 27

GIS Software: An Introduction 27

Significance of Software Component in GIS 28

Review of Select GIS Software Components 28

GIS Statistical Software 28

GIS Readers 28

Web API 28

GIS Open-Source Software 29

Functioning of GIS 29

Data Acquisition 29

Data Integration 30

Projection and Registration 30

Data Structuring 30

Vector 31

Raster 31

Data Modeling 31

Representation of Geographical Features with Geometric Structures 31

Points 31

Polylines 32

Polygons 32

Storage of Non-Spatial Data in GIS Database 32

Review of Select GIS Procedures 32

Topological Modeling 32

Network Modeling 33

Cartographic Modeling 33

Map Overlay 33

Automated Cartography 33

Geostatistics 33

Geocoding 34

Reverse Geocoding 34

Data Output and Cartography 34

Graphic Display Methods 34

Spatial ETL 35

3D-GIS 35

Visualization 35

Geodatabases: An Introduction 35

A Peep into the History 35






An Overview of the North American GIS Market 68

GIS Software Market: Unfazed by the Economic Slowdown 68

Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 68

Table 7: North American Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 69


Public Sector Share in GIS Market 70

Adoption of GIS across Various Sectors Increases 70

Applications of GIS Tools 70

Review of GIS Applications by Organizations and Government

Agencies in Select US States - 71

1b. CANADA 71

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