Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Global Outlook

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  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 99 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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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.

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)

A GLOBAL OUTLOOK, JANUARY 2012

CONTENTS

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1
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

2. APPLICATION MARKETS 15
Review of Select GIS Applications 16
Map Making 16
Site Selection 16
Emergency Response Planning 16
Timeframe Assessment 17

3. END-USE SCENARIO 18
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

4. CHALLENGES CONFRONTING THE INDUSTRY 23
Privacy: A Major Concern 23
Users Fail to Acquire Requisite Skill 23
Future Concerns 23

5. COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 24
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

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 26
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

7. PRODUCT LAUNCHES 37

8. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS 49

9. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS 52

A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 68

1. NORTH AMERICA 68
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

1a. THE UNITED STATES 70
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
Geo-Spatial Market: An Overview 71

2. EUROPE 72
Growing Prominence of GIS Software in Local Governments 72
Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 72
Table 8: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2015 72

2a. RUSSIA 73
Geographic Information System Gaining Popularity 73
GIS Application in Oil and Gas Industry 73
Use of GIS Technology for Tracking Purposes 74

3. ASIA-PACIFIC 75
New Avenues for GIS Software 75
Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 75
Table 9: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 75

3a. CHINA 76
GIS Market: An Overview 76
Industry Structure 76
Geographic Information System Market Experiences Robust Growth 76
Factors Driving Market Growth 77
Continual Government Support: A Major Growth Driver 77
Competitive Scenario 77
Market Restraints 78

3b. INDIA 79
A Promising Market 79
Table 10: GIS Market in India (2005 & 2010): Percentage
Breakdown of Revenues by Segment - Domestic Market and Export
Market 79

Table 11: Leading Players in the Indian GIS Market (2010*):
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Rolta India, ESRI, ERDAS
and Others 79
Increased Application Drives Market Growth 80
An Overview of the Indian National Map Policy 80
National Spatial Data Infrastructure: An Overview 80

3c. MALAYSIA 81
Market Overview 81
An Overview of the Malaysian Spatial Industry Business
Association 81

4. REST OF WORLD 82
Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis 82
Table 12: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015 82

GLOBAL DIRECTORY
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Developments in satellite based mapping over the past few years have led to a drastic rise in available geographic information/data. As a result, GIS technologies are finding application in a wide range of new industrial end uses. Furthermore, data available in GIS engineering applications has become an integral part of the functioning of businesses across several industries. Increasing awareness among organizations about timesaving attribute of GIS and price stabilization at lower levels has contributed in large measure to the widespread adoption of the technology. The healthy growth posted by GIS industry was however interrupted by the global economic crisis during 2009-2010. European governments stopped purchasing GIS technology during the period in anticipation of low tax collections. Meanwhile, the North American GIS market remained comparatively strong, largely due to the efforts of governments to improve homeland security. Expenditures on GIS technology however, rebounded significantly in 2010.

Global Geographic Information Systems market is expected to witness significant growth driven by increasing adoption of the technology in industries such as oil and gas distribution, electric power, and other government sectors. Presently, GIS is used in wide range of applications including gas and oil exploration, identification of utility lines, and mapping and planning among others.

Despite the immense popularity garnered over the past few years, certain issues continue to hinder market growth. Integration of the technology with cloud technologies remains one of the major challenges for the industry. A major factor hindering growth of the GIS industry is the high cost associated with the technology. Although, prices have declined in the recent past, the technology is still considered to be expensive for smaller companies. Going forwards, as the significance of geospatial technologies and content increases, conventional markets such as governance and infrastructure sectors would continue to strengthen. Defense is expected to remain the single largest market for geospatial technologies while demand from infrastructure development sector is also expected to grow.

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