What is the next BIG thing in GIS?

What is the next BIG thing in GIS? Toy? Software? Revolutionary process? Send responses to kathi@spatialanalysisinc.com or comment here. Thx!


  1. Kathi Cotney - July 15, 2014, 5:02 pm

    Some of the Twitter responses I’ve gotten are listed below. Is anything missing?

    new wave of remote sensors: Personal Health sensors, drones, etc.

    social media GIS

    open source solutions


    vector tiles

    geoprocessing in the cloud

    QGIS2threejs plugin

    Geovizualisation is webGL

    OGC SensorWeb trigger OpenGeoSMS to provide a what3words location in developing countries

    DDJ, storymaps and easy technologies…

    on the fly LiDAR.

  2. Kathi Cotney - July 16, 2014, 11:56 am

    Social Media As Data

    Leaflet + UtfGrids + d3.js = liquid fast, massively scalable interactive web map & data visualization

    Mobile vector map rendering


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