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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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The global outlook series on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. The report offers an aerial view of the global geographic information systems industry, identifies major short to medium term market challenges, and growth drivers. The report also features recent mergers, acquisitions and other strategic developments of significance. Regional markets elaborated upon include United States, Canada, Russia, China, India and Malaysia among others. Also included is an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 110 companies worldwide.

Table of Contents

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • Overview
  • Significance of GIS
  • Advantages of Geographic Information System
  • Growing Popularity of Geographic Information System
  • Factors Responsible for Growing Use of GIS Applications
  • GIS: A Support Tool for Business Decision Making
  • Current and Future Analysis
    • Table 1: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for GIS/Geospatial Market by Geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 2: World 5-Year Perspective for GIS/Geospatial Market by Geographic Region: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011 & 2015
    • Table 3: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for GIS/Geospatial Market by Product Segment - Software, Hardware, Data, and Services markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures for Years 2010 through 2015
    • Table 4: World 5-Year Perspective for GIS/Geospatial Market by Product Segment: Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Software, Hardware, Data, and Services Markets for Years 2011 & 2015
  • Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Market
  • Growth Trends in the Global GIS Industry
  • Government Agencies Increasingly Adopt GIS Solutions
  • Increase in Awareness to Boost Demand for the technology
  • Private Sector Spending - The Next Big Thing in GIS Market
  • Global Business Recognizes the Potential of Geographical Information System
  • In-house Set up Versus Outside Consultants
  • Data Acquisition Made Relatively Easier
  • GPS Enabled Mobile GIS Services Gaining Ground
  • Significance of GIS in GPS Navigation Systems
  • GPS for Georeferencing
  • GIS Gaining Prominence in Route Planning
  • Role of GIS in Industries
  • GIS in the Retail Sector
  • Growing Significance of Location
  • Location-based GIS: The New Buzz
  • GIS and Glacial Geomorphology
  • GIS Mapping: An Outlook
  • Significance of GIS in Mapping
  • Backdrop of Global Application of GIS
  • GIS Adoption Through the Years
  • Landmarks in the Growth of GIS

2. APPLICATION MARKETS

  • Review of Select GIS Applications
  • Map Making
  • Site Selection
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Timeframe Assessment

3. END-USE SCENARIO

  • Telecommunication: The Leading End-user
  • GIS Application in the Telecommunication Industry
  • GIS Application in Petroleum and Oil & Gas Industry
  • Review of GIS Usage in Select Procedures
  • Petroleum Exploration and Production
  • Management of Facilities and Pipelines in Oil Companies
  • GIS Application in Transportation Industry
  • Modern Transportation GIS Scenario
  • GIS Application by Law Enforcement Agencies
  • GIS Application in Agriculture Industry
  • GIS Application in Banking
  • GIS Application in Defense and Intelligence
  • GIS Application in Engineering
  • Pipeline
  • Surveying
  • GIS Application in Public Safety/ Homeland Security
  • GIS Application in Forestry
  • GIS Application in Healthcare Services
  • GIS Application in Insurance Sector
  • GIS Application in Museums and Libraries
  • GIS Application in Media Industry

4. CHALLENGES CONFRONTING THE INDUSTRY

  • Privacy: A Major Concern
  • Users Fail to Acquire Requisite Skill
  • Future Concerns

5. COMPETITIVE SCENARIO

  • Table 5: Leading Players in the Global GIS Software Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for ESRI, Intergraph, GE Energy, Bentley, Pitney Bowes Business Insight, Autodesk, ERDAS, and Others
  • Select Key Players
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (US)
  • Intergraph Corp. (US)

6. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Geographic Information Systems - An Insight
  • Database View
  • Map View
  • Model View
  • Vital Components of GIS
    • Table 6: Global GIS Market (2010 & 2011): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by segment - Software and Others
  • GIS Software: An Introduction
  • Significance of Software Component in GIS
  • Review of Select GIS Software Components
    • GIS Statistical Software
    • GIS Readers
    • Web API
    • GIS Open-Source Software
  • Functioning of GIS
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Integration
  • Projection and Registration
  • Data Structuring
    • Vector
    • Raster
  • Data Modeling
  • Representation of Geographical Features with Geometric Structures
  • Points
  • Polylines
  • Polygons
  • Storage of Non-Spatial Data in GIS Database
  • Review of Select GIS Procedures
  • Topological Modeling
  • Network Modeling
  • Cartographic Modeling
  • Map Overlay
  • Automated Cartography
  • Geostatistics
  • Geocoding
  • Reverse Geocoding
  • Data Output and Cartography
  • Graphic Display Methods
  • Spatial ETL
  • 3D-GIS
  • Visualization
  • Geodatabases: An Introduction
  • A Peep into the History

7. PRODUCT LAUNCHES

8. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

9. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS

  • A REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

1. NORTH AMERICA

  • An Overview of the North American GIS Market
  • GIS Software Market: Unfazed by the Economic Slowdown
  • Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
    • Table 7: North American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015

1a. THE UNITED STATES

  • Public Sector Share in GIS Market
  • Adoption of GIS across Various Sectors Increases
  • Applications of GIS Tools
  • Review of GIS Applications by Organizations and Government Agencies in Select US States -

1b. CANADA

  • Geo-Spatial Market: An Overview

2. EUROPE

  • Growing Prominence of GIS Software in Local Governments
  • Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
    • Table 8: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015

2a. RUSSIA

  • Geographic Information System Gaining Popularity
  • GIS Application in Oil and Gas Industry
  • Use of GIS Technology for Tracking Purposes

3. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • New Avenues for GIS Software
  • Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
    • Table 9: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015

3a. CHINA

  • GIS Market: An Overview
  • Industry Structure
  • Geographic Information System Market Experiences Robust Growth
  • Factors Driving Market Growth
  • Continual Government Support: A Major Growth Driver
  • Competitive Scenario
  • Market Restraints

3b. INDIA

  • A Promising Market
    • Table 10: GIS Market in India (2005 & 2010): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Segment - Domestic Market and Export Market
    • Table 11: Leading Players in the Indian GIS Market (2010*): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Rolta India, ESRI, ERDAS and Others
  • Increased Application Drives Market Growth
  • An Overview of the Indian National Map Policy
  • National Spatial Data Infrastructure: An Overview

3c. MALAYSIA

  • Market Overview
  • An Overview of the Malaysian Spatial Industry Business Association

4. REST OF WORLD

  • Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
    • Table 12: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis of GIS/Geospatial Market with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2015
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