Hexagon Geospatial wrote a good blog post about the growing GIS market in Ireland. The market was €117.5M in 2012 with significant growth in the future. Events featuring Hexagon’s products and general GIS business networking is going to be at IMGS (Irish Mapping and GIS Solutions) on September 25, 2014 in Dublin and September 30, 2014 in Belfast. For more on these events and Hexagon Geospatial, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There was also a good article in the July/August 2014 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine. It talks about Indonesia’s current government makeup and how it is decentralized from the largest island of Java. Instead of having a national government agency coordinating projects, the country has been decentralized. Most of the control and power is at the local level in the country. This makes infrastructure planning difficult as local protests against this policy or scheme is met with local protesters. This makes the larger challenge working through multiple small government agencies then to do the mapping and database building for infrastructure building and public safety. Indonesia can be a strong market for GIS but business development will have to be creative to get local approvals.