Location + Geospatial Technology= Autonomous World

This article explains how the world is moving towards becoming consistently autonomous and independent

Location + Geospatial Technology= Autonomous World
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Location + Geospatial Technology= Autonomous World

We are approaching an autonomous world at a lightning fast speed, and this is how A world that is continuously being driven from human intelligence to artificial, we're a continually progressing species. All human connection is transforming to digital and becoming autonomous. 

The world now makes decisions that rely heavily on technology, and it's usage. Smartphones have truly made it a smarter planet. With technology taking over, the geospatial or location services play a crucial role in keeping the world connected. From Snapchat using GPS to show you where your friends are to Uber sending cars at your doorstep, geographic information of individuals has shaped us as a truly advanced society in today's world.

Decision making today requires accurate information to make reliable decisions and location information plays a vital role in this decision making. Location industry is expanding multifold. It is going to be one of the pillars of a future that is autonomous, sustainable in terms of being connected as an economy, society, and individuals. 

Collaboration and corroboration of humans and technology require many things. The ability to navigate and have a sense of surroundings is crucial in the coming times. For quality end-user experience, harmony needs to be established between navigation, mapping, and information. Thus, geospatial data is more critical and of use, than it has ever been. 

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Geospatial data, combined with rapidly advancing location technology, has resulted in a world that is connected yet independent in senses that were not prevalent ten years ago. The world resulted from this integration is much more efficient. The data flow is seamless, and the use of location and geospatial technology seem to be advancing beyond what meets the naked eye. 

From urban planning to self-driving cars, this technology is finding new ways to prove its utility, value, and worth every day. The collaboration seems to increase in the coming times.  For now, a simplistic map of the outdoors and points of navigation is what we seem to be working with. This is projected to become more complex and data-driven in the coming times.

Of course, pieces of information need to be stitched together and integrated to form cohesive information that is rich in data, accuracy, and reliability. The change we can see coming is indoor mapping and urban development, that will require this technology to step its game up. 

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One of the projected drawbacks this technology might face would be the privacy issue. Since outdoors and public places- it is okay to map and collect data. However, enter an upscale urban neighbourhood or decide to map indoors and many concerns relating to privacy and data-sharing show up. The line between technological development and privacy is thin, and we still have not figured out how to walk this without violating society, or lagging in technology. 

This change will take time to get in sync. With people gradually understanding the world and how it is becoming more and more location-dependent throughout- we are ready to give and take information at the expense of our privacy. Take an example of phones tracking your search and purchase behaviour- search for one product online, and the internet will conspire you buy it from your neighbourhood dealer. All this and more is the power of location technology. 

With 3D geolocation services coming up and companies working towards innovating and improvising- the world of geospatial and GIS seems to be booming. Machine learning, drones, and satellites have paved the way for an exciting future, and this autonomy is only adding to the thrill!

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