It has been estimated that the world’s population will expand beyond nine billion within the next four decades. As a result, location intelligence is even more important for current and future business enterprises.
Dresner Advisory Services, for example, conducted a global business survey in 2014. The results of this survey showed that over 50% of the businesses interviewed claimed location intelligence was “critical” or “very important” to their overall business planning. It is important to note that this survey was conducted with participants from all major industries.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), steady growth is expected in jobs that specifically pertain to GIS and location intelligence. Between the years of 2012-to-2022, these and other related positions are