Nowadays Government wants to make cities smart in the path of Modi. But do you know how much Geo-spatial technology will contribute to making your smart city? Every area ranging from urban administration and unmanned aerial vehicle technology to missile, e-governance and even advertising and marketing today depend on Geo-spatial data. Most of the countries in the world have started specializing in Geographical Information System (GIS) after understanding its future impact. It is a key emerging and evolving industry in the 21st century that offers an excellent career avenue with immense potential and many as-yet undiscovered opportunities like in spatial data visualization, spatial Intelligence, augmented reality in Geo-space and conservation of the earth data.
In this blog, I will describe the work of various Spatial Industries in the 21st century, which have the idea to harness the power of Spatially data for map entire world around us. If you want to know what that power is then read my previous article.
The Spatial Industries before 21st century has been a niche one but things are certainly changing after Google’s entry in the mapping industry back in 2005 with Google Maps which was an indication of the power of spatial use. Also according to the US Department of Labor, Geospatial technologies, along with Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, are three most important high-growth industries for the 21st century.
Be it Self-driving cars or UAVs or Wearables or Virtual Reality or Citizen Sensors that were showcased as the powerful 21st century products after computer and mobile, they all have a spatial connection enabling the next generation of informatics. That means maps, which are the representation of spatial connection, are essential for almost any kind of hardware today.
What is Geoinformatics?? According to Wikipedia, Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of Geography, Geosciences and related branches of engineering. It includes all the fascinating things which you can think of like map which is the most used things in one form or other by humans since stone age, analyses on human-computer interaction with both wired and wireless networking technologies, urban sustainability planning, augmented reality and satellite systems and its data, space exploration and web mapping like google map, google earth etc.
So then why Gamification is required to develop it? First let’s see what is gamification, It is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems and increase users’ self-contributions. We loved games due to these game mechanics only.
I had a wonderful experience last month as GIS Technology intern at Transerve Technologies in Goa. When I got selected I was very happy as company was best in GIS application and moreover location happened to be Goa – a place where everyone wants to go and I would be going for 2 months and fully paid 😀 .
Here I will take you through various phases of me in Goa as wanderlust, love guru and yeah as intern too 😛
Firstly I want to share some Goa pics and a video captured during monsoon season – free of crowd, full of greenery, easy bargains and where you can easily drench in unexpected shower.
What is a Map ?
Map is not just a piece of paper. It is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of space – it can be you,me or distant star on the space map.
As we know our Universe is big, so is the data. That is why Spatially-enabled big data on a map has the power to allow you to answer questions and ask new ones like ‘ Where are disease outbreaks occurring?’, ‘Where is insurance risk greatest given recently updated population shifts’ ? and much more.
As map is link to various sector of society like defence, spread of disease, wildlife conservation, disaster alerts, economics etc. So now come the responsibility to use the map fully with big data.