I had a chance to listen back to our DM Radio mashup last week about geospatial data, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and the arrival of big data and analytics.

Everybody seems to know or can reference something about the use of location data from GPS, or cell phone triangulation that can monitor road traffic patterns for traffic reports or urban planning. Truck fleets can be managed remotely. In health care, there are plenty of stories referencing asset tracking and mobile data entry in hospitals. In mining, field engineers and inspectors no longer ponder sheaves of maps on the hoods of pickup trucks to know where they are.

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