6 February 2013
Economic Impact of Geo / Spatial
Economic Impact of Geo
Mapping creates jobs and drives economic growth.
Digital mapping technologies like satellite imagery, GPS devices, location data and online maps are widely available to people around the globe. We wanted to go beyond the map to learn more about the industry behind the technology we use every day, the contributions it makes to our economy, and the benefits it provides to both consumers and businesses. The results were interesting: an industry that generates up to $270 billion in global revenue per year has far reaching impact on jobs, business efficiencies and cost savings -- and it's expected to grow by 30% annually.