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CloverPoint, a leader in land management consulting, GIS, mapping, and land management software publishes Infographic recognizing The State Canada’s geomatics industry.
PRlog May 20, 2015 – Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) recently released details of an assessment of the state of geomatics in Canada. The report billed as “the Canadian geomatics environmental scan”, looks at some of the key players in the industry and provides a brief analysis of the benefits of geomatics technologies and services – something near and dear to our business here at CloverPoint.
According to NRCAN, the research represents the most comprehensive assessment of geomatics and geospatial information in Canada. The report uses the term “collaboration”
We’re pleased to share a “TOP 10″ style list of top findings of the Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan Report. Some of the Top resources recognized in the infographic include:
– There are 2450 firms that make up the Canadian geomatics industry, most are relatively small, with 75% having fewer than 50 employees.
– The industry contributed $2.3 billion to the GDP in 2013
– The rate which companies entered this market segment peaked in the 1980s and has been in steady decline since.
– 94 colleges and universities offer programs in some aspect of geomatics
View the infographic on the CloverPoint blog at http://www.cloverpoint.com/
Overall, the report concludes that geomatics remains in its early phase and that plenty of opportunity for business exists. Of particular interest, Open geospatial data is a driving force and is making a difference! When the public sector focuses on traditional geomatics (data, mapping, analysis), continues supporting the solid foundations of geomatics (standards), ensures data is made available (open data initiatives)
CloverPoint (est. 1992) started as a cartographic company 20 years ago and is now an industry leading full services mapping company, delivering location based software and services around the globe. CloverPoint provides land management solutions to progressive organizations. Our mission is to simplify the connection between people, technology and their environment. We believe that everyone should be empowered to realize the full potential of their lands. We do this by making it easy for people to organize, discover and share their information. See http://cloverpoint.com and on Twitter @CloverPointVic