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Key opportunities in the Geospatial Industry

Key opportunities in the Geospatial Industry

Case Studies, General, Industry
The use of GIS continues to find its ways in many fields out there with time compared to some years ago. This growth has been facilitated by various factors in the industry and more plans been put in use to even better the sector. In this post, I explore the key opportunities that exist in the industry that spearhead the use and the growth of GIS. Changing Institutional Structure Over the past few year, many organizations were not leveraging the power of GIS in their day-to-day operations. This might have been due to a number of reasons(depending on the organization). As time moved by, the integration of GIS in many sectors of business, education, health, public transport has ever since improved the consumption of Geospatial products by both individuals and organizations. Today, most com...
Willy Simons: “Kenya is not yet operating at the cutting edge of Geospatial technology”

Willy Simons: “Kenya is not yet operating at the cutting edge of Geospatial technology”

Interviews
Willy Simons has worked in the geo-spatial industry, since coming to Kenya in 1994. Over the last 18 years in the capacity of Founder and Managing Director of several companies. Among them Esri Eastern Africa, Oarkar Services and currently Spatiality He combines his vast industry experience with qualifications in agricultural science, geo-spatial technology, business and project management. Willy cares about leadership, competitiveness and productivity and wants to use his skills to leave this world a better place. See more here LinkedIn Qn: I was looking to have this interview in Swahili, so it's just fair for me to ask this first. You've been in Kenya since 1994 roughly 23 years, how's your Swahili? Ans: I have a basic understanding of Swahili, and have been taking lessons since last y...
Laban Karanja: “GIS is already becoming a darling of the business world..”

Laban Karanja: “GIS is already becoming a darling of the business world..”

Interviews
Hi! My name is Laban Karanja - currently working as a Solutions Engineer with Esri Eastern Africa. Sounds like a grand title but it basically means that my job is to craft ArcGIS - based solutions for people/organizations who need them. I wasn't always into GIS (actually most of the people I work with would tell you I'm more into the 'IS' part of it than I am the 'G') - I stumbled onto it when I applied for a job at the company I currently work for. I studied Telecommunication Engineering at JKUAT many moons ago but never managed to join that sector. GIS was a bit more welcoming and I'm glad that I ended up here. Hobbies? I'm all about sleep, watching and listening to audio interviews and reading articles about the music business.   You can find Laban on Twitter @sowanch  also
The Present and the Future in Geospatial technology: What transformation are we looking forward  to seeing in this industry?

The Present and the Future in Geospatial technology: What transformation are we looking forward to seeing in this industry?

Applications, Case Studies, General, GeoIT, Industry, Integrations, News, Software
This article was inspired by a recent discussion on a Whatsapp group Do you think traditional GIS desktop apps will become redundant given the rapid developments in SaaS, PaaS etc? What's your take? With the proliferation of Cloud computing, especially considering it offsets your organization infrastructure costs allowing you to invest in what matters, software service, we've seen numerous new technologies and concept emerge within geospatial technology Internet of things, Big Data, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, 3D Mapping and BIM, Smart Cities concepts. So are these the future of Geospatial technology? Are we looking at something more? Is desktop application loosing ground to cloud based solutions? First, let agree on this; I believe desktop application will be replaced by cl...