What is Geospatial?
If you've ever used a GPS, online maps or any application utilising location-based information, you have utilised Geospatial technology.
Geospatial technology is now integral to every part of our lives notably in the business world and across government, with up to 80 percent of information managed connected to a specific location in some way. The unprecedented flooding in Queensland and Victoria in January 2011 reads like a case study in how spatial systems can be used to avoid loss of life, reduce property damage and to assist in the re-building process.
Why it is developing so rapidly?
The geospatial industry has experienced an exponential growth with the rise of the internet, mobile web connectivity and the broad syndication of mobile devices with location capabilities.
Now, more then ever, businesses, organisations and applications require access to reliable Geospatial information, essential to business development, emergency services, defence/security, infrastructure, water security and more.
Where it's headed
The uses of geospatial information and technology are so widespread and diverse that the geospatial market is growing at an annual rate of more than 35 percent.
Integrating location data with information contained in a business system creates real value across virtually all levels of government. However, unlocking that value is not without complexity and requires the active corporation and engagement of not only all level of government but also businesses and research institutions. The future looks bright and the industry is looking for more developers and business partners to join.
The commercial subsection of the Geospatial market is expanding at a phenomenal rate of 100 percent each year.
How spatial@gov® came together
Hannover Fairs Australia has joined in partnership with the Australian Government Office of Spatial Data Management and supporting organisations with the objective of expanding the spatial@gov® event - to build awareness and broaden the reach of geospatial beyond the spatial community, and to create a platform for collaboration and the exchange of ideas.
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One more thing
By contributing more than $12 billion to the Australian GDP, the Australian geospatial industry is a key player in the nation's new economy.
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