GIS and the Future in Business IT

GIS and the Future in Business IT

Joseph R. Francica (Directions Magazine, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-399-9.ch017


The development of mobile location technology, proliferation of web-based mapping applications, mandates by federal agencies, and lower cost of ownership have all spurred new interest in enterprise deployment of spatial information. Decisions taken today are already shaping the future of geographic information systems within corporations worldwide. The result is a greater reliance on spatial information, not just by executive management, but also by an increasingly mobile workforce that is using personal communications that are “location-aware.” In short, cost, components, and connectivity will continue to be key business drivers for geographic information and spatial technology management.

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