Advances in any technology come from two sources. First, improvements in the technology that we benefit from. Examples are more powerful and faster processors, better display technology, better batteries and all others similar to what is used in mobile phones and other electronic items. Second, advances come from the core technology, which in our case is better satellite signal processing and application programs.
“We must put our technology in the hands of all people and make it simpler and easy to use. The industry also must join forces to educate the public”
Assigning “location” to “actions” and “information” is receiving more attention from all across since location information is inevitable for having a complete database. This trend has also seen a lot of big IT and engineering firms building their own geospatial capacity.
Cost and ease-of-use still remain the restricting/limiting factors for exponential geospatial uptake. Increasingly, a lot of non-technical people are using technology, and most of them don’t have the patience for learning difficult aspects of products or reading long users manuals. We must put our technology in the hands of all people and make it simpler and easy to use. The industry also must join forces to educate the public and make it easier for them to correctly understand each technology and have reasonable expectations.