Geospatial intelligence has never been more important to enabling and enhancing the decision-making process in the interest of “Public Good”.
For the last number of years, the geospatial industry has been heavily influenced by innovation and technology, as professionals demand tools which are reliable, faster and responsive to capture, visualize and analyze spatial data.
As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to identify the trends which we feel will influence GIS during 2017. These trends are as follows –
1. Automation of complex data processing and analysis
An existing trend which has grown from strength to strength is the migration from manual data processing to a single automated process. During 2017 it’s projected that the automation of complex processing will continue to be streamlined via the use of the web-based processes, this is evident as ICHEC continue to develop a process to streamline remote sensing and GIS processes. This automation process shall be achieved by building either a graphical modeler geo-algorithm or by writing python scripts.