GIS and Satillite
The GIS industry has been witness to some remarkable breakthroughs in terms of technological applications. Gone are the days of traditional 2D maps. Today, GIS draws maximum Profits from more realistic 3D maps. This has improved the scope of analysis, be it indoor or outdoor. This Technique is being used in town planning to provide a bird’s eye view of the proposed development.
The satellite industry is entering a brand new era where high-speed satellites are becoming the norm. When asked about world’s growing dependence on satellite connectivity, Vern Fotheringham is a bit circumspect. Noting that the industry was built on large amounts of capital being deployed to put assets into orbit, often at the expense of innovation on the ground segment, he points to the speed of innovation by terrestrial wireless providers. “The cellular industry has probably gone through 12 generations of technology shift; we’ve gone through one and a half,” he observes dryly.