Growth in GIS Industry

Discussion created by cfitzpatrick-esristaff Employee on Sep 17, 2019

Educators often ask me about the future of GIS. A blog posted May 2018 in GEOSPATIAL WORLD begins

"Geography, enriched by information systems to form the Geographic Information System or GIS, is growing exponentially. A core geospatial technology, the GIS is used virtually in every field, adding value to practically every business segment and application areas."

The blog continues with some impressive numbers in terms of billions of dollars of value. For educators seeking some documentation that there is a future for students who build skills in thinking geographically and using GIS, this may be useful.