Special GISCafe Coverage: Geospatial Data Providers and Services
May 24th, 2018 by Susan Smith
Data providers abound in the GIS and geospatial industry. Choices range from mapping, built and natural terrain modeling, survey, GIS/LIS technologies, geospatial web, and asset inventory, mapping, geodetic and engineering surveying, photogrammetry, satellite imagery and real-time satellite data, remote sensing, aerial and ground-based LiDAR surveys, geographic and land information systems (GIS/LIS), 3D scanning, and spatial computing and analysis and much more.
There are many free data and information sources for both spatial and geographic needs, from both the government and commercial sectors. Many data sources are available within minutes of making a request. Geospatial data can come in customizable forms as well as off-the-shelf and can be used for many purposes outside the GIS industry.
The goal is often to create and analyze data with specific intelligence that can then be used for the delivery of actionable information to solve real world problems and provide an accurate view of a critical situation or hotspot.
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