A geospatial information system or geographical information system (GIS) is a set of tools that interprets geographical or geospatial data or information. These systems digitize the received geospatial data, process (store, interpret, analyze, and manipulate) the data, and provide the required output.
The Global GIS market in the Government sector is one of the fastest-growing GIS markets across the globe. This is mainly due to the increasing investment in GIS by Government sectors. The Americas is the major contributor to the GIS market in this sector. The Global GIS market in the Government sector is expected to post a CAGR of 11.36 percent during the period 2012-2016.
In terms of revenue, North America accounts for a large share in the Global GIS market in the Government sector, and is followed by the APAC region. The market generated more revenue from developed countries as compared to developing countries in the year 2012. The demand for GIS technology in each country is highly dependent on the investments made by the Government sector.
The Global GIS market in the Government sector is fragmented with the presence of several large and core GIS vendors; some vendors are trying to specialize in any one segment of GIS. There is also a huge potential for GIS software vendors in the market as the requirement for software in the GIS market is growing at a rapid rate. Some large vendors offer services such as consulting, implementation, and end-to-end to create a competitive edge in the market. Some of the key vendors mentioned in the Global GIS Market in the Government Sector 2012-2016 report include Esri Inc., Hexagon AB, and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. The other vendors mentioned in the report are Astrium (EADS Co.), Autodesk Inc., AvisMap GIS Technologies, Beijing SuperMap Software Co. Ltd., Caliper Corp., Computer Aided Development Corp. Ltd., Digital Globe Inc., ERDAS Inc., Geosoft Inc., GoogleMap, Hitachi Zosen Corp., MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates Ltd., Overwatch Systems, Ltd., PASCO Corp., Pitney Bowes Inc., ScanPoint Geomatics Ltd., SuperMap Inc., SuperMap Software Co. Ltd., Ubisense Group plc, and WTH Technology Inc.
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