The GIS market in the APAC region to grow at a CAGR of 10.76% over the period 2013-2018.
The major end-users of GIS are the Government, Transportation, Natural Resources, Military/Law Enforcement, Utilities, and Communication and Telecom sectors. GIS is used for disaster management, finding location details, viewing digital maps, marketing, designing facilities, and other uses.
One of the major trends in the market is the use of GIS to assist economic growth. Countries such as Indonesia are seeking ways to use GIS to facilitate poverty reduction. Moreover, the governments are increasingly investing in GIS technology to increase agricultural production and manufacturing output.
According to the report, an increased use of digital maps for land resources is one of the major factors driving the market. Many agencies provide online GIS platforms that provide information for land resources planning, which includes potential agricultural development and strategic prioritization of commodities in line with national food security programs and climate change adaptations.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges that the market faces is the difficulty in managing GIS data. A high initial investment is required to create a centralized database to contain large volumes of GIS data and lack of trained human resources makes the management of the storage of such large volumes of data difficult.
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