The Geospatial Information & Technology Association
has published their sixth annual survey of organizations implementing
geospatial information technologies. While the full report is $145, a free excerpt from the Executive Summary
is available online.
One interesting question posed by the report: Given the strong interest in "Web-based GIS, could the industry be preparing for a dramatic increase in outsourcing of GIS to third-party providers enabled by the Internet? The ASP (application service provider) model, which some longtime industry experts feel was ahead of its time, could well experience a serious boost from these developments."
Chris Steins is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.