In a first ever exclusive study, The Countries Geospatial Readiness Index integrates several new approaches in assessing the geospatial readiness of 50 countries. The report identifies countries who qualify to be the geospatial industry top players. Representing 75% of the world’s population and 89% of the world’s GDP, these countries are measured and assessed across various metrics and indicators. The four pillars which form the basis of evaluation are:
- Geospatial Infrastructure and Policy Framework
- Institutional Capacity
- User Adoption Level
- Geospatial Industry Fabric
Accordingly, the above four pillars along with their sub-determinants are used to assess the geospatial readiness of a country. The index, a set of diagnostic tool, plays a constructive role in providing guidance to business and governments. As a result, countries can identify the strengths to build on and challenges to overcome to be competitive in the geospatial domain.
Countries Geospatial Readiness Index: Geospatial Industry Top Players
In the battle of which economy is geospatial ready, the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands lead the geo-readiness index. Given these countries are developed, the geospatial infrastructure in these countries is well established while their underdeveloped counterparts are still at the planning stage. Moreover, the legal framework is geospatial enabling in the developed nations whereas it is conservative in the underdeveloped nations. Further on, enormous gaps are visible in the geospatial institutional capacity of developed and developing countries.
With respect to user adoption, most emerging economies are at a nascent stage. System integration and enterprise level adoption, are significantly prominent in developed countries like United States, Germany, etc. Also, United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom are the top 3 countries with an industry fabric that caters to the product, service and solutions segment adequately. In addition, Asian economies make an entry into the top 20 for geospatial readiness in service providers.
Countries Geospatial Readiness Index key takeaways:
- Canada is riding high on open data policies, standards, institutions to promote strong geospatial uptake
- Driven by the geospatial hardware industry, the German geospatial industry continues to grow and shows no sign of slowing down
- Singapore continues to broaden its geospatial technological capacity and embarks on several geospatial initiatives continuously
- The Indian geospatial industry is striding ahead with its enterprising spirit and is on the threshold of a major transformation
In conclusion, Countries Geospatial Readiness Index can help decision makers, users, industries and governments to understand, manage and if need be, initiate the development of Geospatial in their respective countries. The index, therefore, can be used by the stakeholders to go far beyond generalized inferences, to unravel the complexities and finally to make informed decisions.
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