Market Trends: Digital Map Data, Worldwide, 2014



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By 2017, Google Maps and Here Maps are likely to be the two largest location-based cloud systems. Consumer app developers and ecosystem players need to understand the dynamics of this market and prepare for an expanding ecosystem that includes wearable devices.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Market Trend
    • Personalized Maps Will Fuel Cognizant Computing Through 2017
      • Bottom Line
    • Consumers Show Interest in Digital Maps on a Range of Devices
      • Bottom Line
    • The Challenge of Data Harmonization Will Increase
      • Bottom Line
    • Maps Move Indoors to Meet Demand From Different Sectors
      • Bottom Line
    • Market Structure Trend
      • Market Players
      • Here's Future
    • Buyers Trend
      • Digital Maps Aid Disaster Recovery
    • Technology Trend
      • Maps as Enablers of Wearable Devices
      • Vector-Based Rendering Is the Future of Mobile Maps
  • Vendors to Watch
  • Appendix
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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