GPS Enabled GIS: New Answer for Global Surveillance

By: James Marriot

GPS (Global Position System) and GIS (Geographical Information Systems) have brought a new revolution in the communication system. This unwired technology has made its impact on communicate and access to information. It has enabled people everywhere to shape their communications and time with, heightened efficiency. The end result is that the use of this technology has brought about a tsunami of changes in social, economic and political consequences.
GPS was designed with the primary objective of enhancing the efficiency of US and allied military forces. This dual-use system is essentially used in every aspect of military operations.
On the other hand GIS assesses different data sources to encompass innumerable forms of information. In database management systems and spreadsheets and other desktop information handling and processing tools GIS are widely used.



GPS it is now fast becoming an integral component of the recent global information infrastructure. It has its applications in mapping and surveying as also in international air traffic management and research in different global changes.

The US has generated a service industry and commercial GPS equipment as demand from military, civil, commercial, and scientific users are increasing. In augmenting the use of basic GPS services the country is in lead position around the globe.

RNCOS in its recently released market research report “GPS Market Update – 2006" describes the story behind the success of the GPS market. Analysts assess the volume of this market to be about US $22 billion in 2005, which has grown at CAGR of 18% starting year 2000. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the market scenario while it reveals how the technological advancement in the area of GPS services influence the varied application and growth opportunities.

The market research report primarily focuses to deploy a balance as it assesses the impact of GPS, the market development and its limitations. It makes a critical insight into the ongoing insurgencies and related technological issues.

The report “GPS Market Update – 2006" also provides a detailed analysis of the company profiles of 12 major players in biotech industry which include Rockwell, Trimble, Leica Geosystems Holdings AG, SiRF Technology and CSI Wireless Inc.

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