“Spatial is the new intelligence: a future guided by data, mapping and insight in 3 dimensions!” – #Futurist Jim Carroll
20 years ago, I spoke on stage at an urban transit conference and declared that location intelligence – digital maps, GIS, GPS devices and more – would be the next billion dollar industry. The effect and impact own how we lived, and the industries that existed, would be profound.
I nailed that one!
Today, location intelligence is moving to the next logical step – spatial analysis and intelligence. We’ve moving from a 2D data world to one of 3-dimensions, and the results will be equally profound, if not even more significant.
What is it?
Location intelligence had us mapping in 2 dimensions – think Google Maps. Spatial has us doing the same but in 3 dimensions – think Google Maps, with a 3rd dimension added.
It involves data used by self-driving cars to ‘see’ the world around them; cobots or “cooperative robots” working in 3d dimensions to interact with other robots and humans in close proximity; virtual medical operations using 3D insight headsets, and so much more!
This trend is #11 of my ’19 Trends for 2019’ – you can see a few video clips here:
I’m quite immersed in explaining all the implications to the industries in which I speak. And I’m busy working within this new world – my oldest son is busy carving out a new career in the field of spatial intelligence – take a look at his site, https://www.locationintelligence.ca
His world of 3 dimensions involves the analysis of data collected by his high end drone – volumetric analysis of quarries and mines; tree and counter analysis of golf courses; detailed analysis of construction and environmental sites.
As technology comes to map the world around us in 3 dimensions, everything begins to change, and the next billion dollar industry is being born before our very eyes.
And it’s happening faster than you might think!
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