GIS throught tweets

By following thought leaders and innovative people and companies on social media, existing trends and future development in GIS can be found.  I discuss a few below.

What do you inside a building when your #GPS stops working? You switch to #indoor positioning services: #indoorpositioning #IPS #positioning #GIS #technology #navigation

— Living Map (@LivingMap) February 26, 2018

An existing trend that is becoming more popular these days are indoor location navigation but also analysis.  Safe time by going directly to the shop you need to be or plan your mall experience better. Analysis of location of businesses inside a shopping centre can result in the optimal location of retail outlets.

#BigData tools and predictive #GIS analytics helped Chicago #police reduce shooting rates in 2017

Analysis of Big Data is becoming more and more the domain of Geographic Information Sciences.  We can argue that GISc practitioners have been doing it for a long time but the emergence of powerful hardware and software (including computer learning) make it “less” complex with a wider user base and application possibilities.


Yes, smart cities are here to stay and smart buildings make cities smarter.  Question is how do you integrate smart buildings with smart cities.  Yes, GIS will be part of the solution


GISc practitioners have done this for a long time.  Better visualisation through 3D display, augmented reality, business intelligence display software is making the results more accessible and applicable to more people and businesses.

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