Robust Demand for GPS Navigation Systems Drives the Digital Maps Market, According to New Trend Report Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a trend report on Digital Maps. Market for Digital Maps is projected to witness strong growth driven by robust demand for GPS Navigation Systems in the automotive and aviation/aerospace industries.

Digital Maps: A Trend Report

Follow us on LinkedIn - Digital maps are a set of geographic information or features in a digital format that can be conveniently viewed on a computer, printed on paper, or used for analysis. These maps are commonly used in location-based services to assist users in finding and providing details about a specific location. Digital maps are primarily offered in raster and vector database sets. While raster datasets include readable pictures of conventional map products for use in other documents, vector datasets can be easily personalized to view desired features. The evolution of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology has played an instrumental role in the development of digital mapping technology. Growth in the market for digital maps is expected to be driven by robust demand for navigation systems in cars, aircraft and helicopters. In the communications industry, growing popularity of location based services and spiraling sales of smartphones and tablet phones are encouraging widespread adoption of consumer mapping applications. Growing importance of geospatial technology in fields such as architecture, real estate, engineering, land surveying, forestry, mining, and archaeology, is also forecast to spur growth in the market in the coming years.

The trend report titled “Digital Maps” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., is a focused research paper which provides cursory insights into technological trends, market prospects, and review of popular digital maps including OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Nokia Here Maps. The report provides global market estimates and projections for Digital Maps in US dollars for years 2012 through 2017. Also provided are market size estimates for Digital Mapping services in China and Japan for years 2012 through 2017. The report also offers coverage on companies such as Apple Inc., AutoNavi Holdings Ltd., Emapsite, Google Inc., Hema Maps, MapmyIndia (CE Info Systems (P) Ltd.), Maponics LLC, Nokia Corporation, TomTom NV, and XYZ Digital Map Co. Ltd., among others.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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