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Most Recent GIS Technology Advancements
Real-time geospatial intelligence can also be used to track the progress of natural disasters. Analysis of everything from changing weather patterns to social media posts identifies areas in desperate need of relief efforts.
Fremont, CA: Geographic Information Science innovations benefit government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses alike (GIS). GIS has been used in a variety of inventive ways by researchers and entrepreneurs to advance business and technology. The most recent advancements in GIS technology pave the way for new applications and GIS convergence with other emerging tools.
GIS evolution is far from complete, with exciting new software and methods constantly changing how people use this technology. Let's look at three of the most promising recent GIS trends:
Collecting and analyzing data in real-time has propelled GIS to new heights. This advancement aided research and mapping systems, but real-time geospatial data can also benefit consumers.
Uber and other location-based services are among the most common applications for real-time geographic data. For example, customers can track their drivers' locations and how long it will take them to arrive. In addition, the app uses real-time data to match users with the nearest ride and directs drivers to hot spots based on the frequency of ride requests.
Real-time geospatial intelligence can also be used to track the progress of natural disasters. Analysis of everything from changing weather patterns to social media posts identifies areas in desperate need of relief efforts. GIS platforms are used by emergency management services to generate crisis maps based on a combination of:
- Satellite imagery
- Remote sensor readings
- Statistical models
- Crowdsourced data
When making time-sensitive decisions, it is critical to have the most up-to-date and accurate information. Robust geographic information is a boon to organizations and individuals seeking to make informed decisions, and ongoing improvements to real-time data analysis are critical to GIS's future.
Geospatial data has aided businesses in a variety of industries in streamlining their operations by increasing visibility into key assets and guiding more efficient supply chains. However, ordinary consumers can benefit from current GIS trends. Some of the most recent GIS technology has brought consumer-facing data to the forefront, enabling smart decisions in a variety of fields.
Consider purchasing a home: A house may be within your price range, but the neighborhood can make or break whether it's the right fit for your family. As a result, real estate apps are increasingly utilizing GIS platforms to provide prospective homebuyers with information about the areas they are considering. Users can review details such as distance to various amenities, school district information, and more using dozens of map layers. People aren't just looking at photos on home search websites anymore; they're also looking for information about living in a particular neighborhood.