DEDHAM, Mass.- New ARC Advisory Group research on the geographic information system (GIS) market reveals that GIS technology, which was once considered highly specialized, is now moving into the realm of mainstream information technology (IT). One indicator of this trend is that most of the GIS software providers now offer web-enabling tools allowing their GIS software to be hosted in the cloud. With cloud-based GIS solutions, users and a broad variety of other systems can easily access real-time geographic data anytime, anywhere for analysis and visualization.

With everything heading toward the Cloud “ from documents, images, contacts, calendars, presentations, databases, and even advanced analytics “ the shift of GIS toward the Cloud seems logical and correct, according to Rajkumar Paira, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group and key author of ARC's Geographic Information System Global Market Research report. Most leading GIS vendors today have either already developed or are at least thinking about developing cloud-based GIS solutions, since these are beginning to gain significant traction within the overall market.

About the Geographic Information System Research

This ARC research explores current and historical market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the geographic information system market. This new research is based on ARC's industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modelling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by component/business, region, industry, project size, and sales channel.

This new research is available in a variety of formats to meet the specific research and budgetary requirements of a wide variety of organizations. These include a:

  • Market Intelligence Workbook (Excel) “ personalized spreadsheet includes up to five years of historical data in addition to the current base year market data and five-year market forecast for GIS. This workbook enables licensed users to freely manipulate the data to make it easier to analyze the latest data for business intelligence and generate custom reports.
  • Concise Market Analysis Report (PDF) “ provides an executive-level summary of the current GIS market dynamics, market forecasts, and competitive analysis, plus an overview of strategic issues. The PDF is available with or without detailed charts.

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