Analytics: Bringing Geospatial Data to Life

Posted by Larry Malloy on Sep 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Geospatial data is leveraged as a layer in so many applications that its value is finally being realized by governments and private businesses. But it’s the analytics within those applications that really brings the data to life. In this article, we are going to discuss what analytics are and list several applications of analytics in real world situations.

What is an analytic? For our purposes, we will use the following definition: Analytics are the automated interpretation of multiple datasets to obtain insight, an answer or analysis.

With this definition, here are some examples of analytics in action:

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Topics: GIS, Analytics, DEM, Geospatial Audit, Spatial Data Infrastructure

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