Research and Markets: Global GIS (Geographic Information System) Market in the Natural Resource Industry to 2016

DUBLIN — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 12, 2013Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global GIS (Geographic Information System) Market in the Natural Resource Industry to 2016" report to their offering.

The Global GIS market in the Natural Resource industry to grow at a CAGR of 9.34 percent over the period 2012-2016.

The industry is witnessing many growth drivers such as the increasing demand from the process industries. The GIS market in the Natural Resource industry receives major revenue from various process industries such as Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, and Mining; these industries are some of the key leading natural resource industries.

The Global GIS market in the Natural Resource industry is witnessing the adoption of mobile-based GIS applications by many end-users. Organizations across the Natural Resource industry can access GIS-related details through mobile devices at any point of time. Several vendors have begun to provide GIS solutions and applications to various mobile computing devices and smartphones for commercial enterprises. For instance, Esri Inc. is the key leading vendor in the Global GIS market, and it offers Android applications for its end-users. The citizens of the US can use smartphones to visualize the government spending and its impact on various projects. The US government has tie-ups with Esri for providing detailed information to the citizens on smartphones via various applications on iPhone and iPads.

Further, the report states that a major challenge in the market is the easy availability of open-source GIS Software. Several organizations across the Natural Resource industry prefer open-source GIS software due to its easy availability and cost benefit.

The report also includes a discussion of the other vendors operating in this market.

The key vendors dominating this space include:

  • Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.
  • Hexagon AB
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

The other vendors mentioned in the report are:

  • Astrium (EADS Co.)
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • AvisMap GIS Technologies
  • Beijing SuperMap Software Co., Ltd.
  • Bentley Systems Inc.
  • China Information Technology
  • Digital Globe Inc.
  • GE Energy
  • Geo Eye Inc.
  • Hitachi Zosen Corp.
  • PASCO Corp.
  • Pitney Bowes Inc.
  • The US Geological Survey
  • Ubisense Group plc
  • UK Ordnance Survey.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Introduction

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Scope of the Report

06. Market Landscape

07. Geographical Segmentation

08. Key Leading Countries

09. Vendor Landscape

10. Buying Criteria

11. Market Growth Drivers

12. Drivers and their Impact

13. Market Challenges

14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

15. Market Trends

16. Key Vendor Analysis

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