A GIS is a system or a set of tools used to interpret business and geospatial data. It integrates hardware, software, and data for processing business and geographically referenced data. This system digitizes the received geospatial data and processes them to provide the desired output. GIS is used across various sectors, such as Natural Resources, Utilities, Federal Government, Communication and Telecom, Military/Law Enforcement, and Others, for various purposes such as disaster management, finding location details, viewing maps, marketing, designing facilities, and others.
The analysts forecast the GIS market in North America to grow at a CAGR of 10.91 percent over the period 2013-2018.
The GIS market in North America can be divided into three product segments: Software, Data, and Services.
The report, the GIS Market in North America 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the US, Canada, and Mexico; it also covers the GIS market landscape in North America and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
One of the major trends in the market is the growth in geo-design. It provides an active and engaged approach to designing with geography integrating all the segments that are required in building a product, which include design creation and specification, simulation, developing, programming, analysis, evaluation, and others.
According to the report, an increased demand for open platform and interoperable software is one of the major factors driving the market. End-users are demanding open-source software that can be customized according to their needs.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is the complex technology involved in the GIS and its limitations. End-users blindly accept all the information provided by the system. Checking the authenticity of the information provided by the GIS is difficult owing to its complex technology.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
Key Topics Covered:
01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
04. Market Research Methodology
06. Market Landscape
07. Market Segmentation by Product
08. Market Segmentation by End-users
09. GIS Market in the US
10. GIS Market in the US by Product Segmentation
11. GIS Market in Canada
12. GIS Market in Canada by Product Segmentation
13. GIS Market in Mexico
14. GIS Market in Mexico by Product Segmentation
15. Buying Criteria
16. Market Growth Drivers
17. Drivers and their Impact
18. Market Challenges
19. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
20. Market Trends
21. Trends and their Impact
22. Vendor Landscape
23. Key Vendor Analysis
24. Other Reports in this Series
- The US Geological Survey
- AvisMap GIS Technologies
- Bentley Systems
- Hitachi Zosen
- Dettwiler and Associates
- Pitney Bowes
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