GISCafe Voice Industry Predictions for 2021 – Part 1
January 8th, 2021 by Susan Smith
Looking forward to 2021 brings with it a necessary looking backward at what geospatial organizations and providers have had to deal with in 2020. On a regular basis throughout the next two months, GISCafe Voice will post industry predictions from professional geospatial organizations, looking at what vectors are influencing the industry and what directions the technologies will take. This week we will hear from spokespeople from Maptek, Nearmap, Septentrio and Sinclair Industries. Autonomous solutions, partnering with other technology providers, mapping critical care centers such as testing centers, cybersecurity and increased accuracy and analytics are all areas that geospatial and mapping have stepped up to as a result of Covid-19. The technology was there, ready to meet the sudden and unanticipated demand. What does that mean going forward? Greater resilience and growth, innovation at a more rapid pace, and much more, according to these industry professionals.
“This last year has necessitated an exponential growth in new work modalities. In 2021 we must continue to challenge traditional approaches and foster a change management mindset. Thinking smarter is the driver for the fourth industrial revolution,” according to Maptek CEO Eduardo Coloma.
“Mining is already seeing a massive consolidation of automated tasks, and...