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Ireland: Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Geographic Information System (GIS) in APAC 2008-2011” report to their offerings. The report forecasts the market size of GIS software in the APAC region over the period 2008-2011. The market size for the countries in the APAC region are also estimated for the same period. The report also elaborates on the key trends in the GIS software market in the APAC region. In addition, it also highlights the key factors powering the growth of GIS software market in APAC.

The report finds that with GIS software gaining traction in new areas and industries such as real estate, insurance, and the consumer market, the technology is witnessing a marked shift by becoming main stream. It further adds that emerging markets such as China, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan etc. are beginning to adopt new technologies such as GIS and location-based services, transforming the very nature of GIS from being just data management solutions to solutions that are becoming an essential infrastructure providing analytics, geospatial information management and visualisation. Widespread initiatives in the communications, government, and utility verticals are primarily driving the uptake of GIS software in the Asia-Pacific region.