Although the global financial crisis has impacted revenues in the short term, the world-wide market for Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) products for use in GIS Mapping is experiencing significant change and in the most optimistic forecasts could exceed US$1 Billion by 2013.
On the supply side professional GPS/GNSS players like Trimble, Leica Geosystems and Topcon continue to integrate and innovate products with increased accuracy, improved availability and superior ergonomics. In addition new consumer and business devices such as Ricoh’s GPS enabled digital camera and Blackberry’s 8800 series Smartphone with GPS are being evaluated and adopted by GIS users looking for low cost effective mapping tools.
On the demand side developing economies like China and India are investing in GIS which is a catalyst for GPS sales in those countries and developed economies led by the US are adopting Mobile GIS which will progressively put GPS/GNSS enabled devices into the hands of millions of field workers.
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