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Empowering GIS with Big Data

Sangeeta Deogawanka

Analysis of Big Data in a geographic context has empowered organizations and businesses faced with huge amount of data and diverse technologies. The integration of maps with multiple layers of information tells the full story behind the data. Trends and patterns are revealed. Queries are answered and new questions are also addressed. At the same time, predictive modeling on massive datasets help drive accurate decision-making, profitability and effective resource management.

Can Spatial Big Data Build a Better Everyday Life?


Mike Sanderson, the Director of Strategy at 1Spatial, provides a perspective piece on the rise of big spatial data and the importance of being able to base management decisions on correct real-world data.