Harnessing the Power of Big Data with Geospatial Mapping

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Identification of trends

Once a system to visually explain previously unavailable Big Data is in place, organizations are able to see trends and make decisions that they didn't have the power to make previously. For example, military organizations were able to see quite clearly new data that pointed to which countries posed the most risk. Further, the technology has opened the door to accurately address previously unanswerable questions, and plan in ways that weren't available prior to their utilization of geospatial mapping.

That same decision-making power is available to the private sector. Over time, decision makers can document their process over big geo data and start leveraging automated analytics across their corpus of this geo data. This is the real end-state that we envision with big spatial data, where users are getting pushed answers based off of new emerging analytics around the core data that they previously could not access in the first place.

It's no mystery that Big Data has the power to solve a number of known problems and unlock new ways of doing business. What is a mystery – for many organizations – is how to take advantage of the voluminous quantity of unstructured data. International Data Corporation forecasts that the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 27 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to $32.4 billion through 2017 – or about six times the growth rate of the overall information and communication technology (ICT) market.

While the commercial sector still struggles with how to capitalize on Big Data, military and intelligence organizations have utilized geospatial mapping as a way to corral Big Data and harness its power. In fact, according to Thermopylae, the lessons learned by the public sector may offer tremendous insight into the enterprise.


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