Gartner Research

Market Trends: Digital Map Data, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 22 January 2014

ID: G00246249

Analyst(s): Annette Zimmermann


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


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

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