Patrick Meier: Geospatial Information Management – Ten Year Vision

Categories: Geospatial
Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

A 10 Year Vision: Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management

The United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) recently published their second edition of Future Trends in Geospatial Information Management. I blogged about the first edition here. Below are some of the excerpts I found interesting or noteworthy. The report itself is a 50-page document (PDF 7.1Mb).

Summary of 22 Critical Points

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Mar 16

Yoda: Open Source GIS Exploding

Categories: Geospatial

yoda with light saberESRI, who?

Growing Adoption of Open-Source GIS Software Driving the Global GIS Market Through 2020, Says Technavio

Phi Beta Iota: This is the foundation for getting to a world brain in which all data in all languages and mediums is “grounded” in a 1:20,000 or better open source digital chart (three-dimensional, of course).

 

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Feb 17

Yoda: GPS Tracking to Centimeter

Categories: Geospatial

yoda with light saberGPS tracking down to the centimeter

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new, more computationally efficient way to process data from the Global Positioning System (GPS), to enhance location accuracy from the meter-level down to a few centimeters.
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Feb 12