Top 20 GIS Tech Companies - 2017

GIS solutions have become eyes of local bodies, planners, and asset managers for a myriad of reasons. These solutions convert maps into tools of business decision making and present the facts and figures at the fingertips of the users. The scope and utility of GIS information is limitless and inclusive of town planning, disaster management, location detail search, transport management, so on and so forth. Hence, incorporating GIS tool in strategy and planning is a prudent move. In tandem with the technological advancements, cloud, mobility, analytics, and geo-tagging are now parts of a GIS solution. Mobility ensures faster entity tracking and cloud permits real-time decision making. While acknowledging how the success of business decision hinges on rich insights, the analytical capability is offered to make the users successful in their endeavors.

As the need for precise asset information grows by leaps and bounds, GIS is going to play a paramount role in integrating mountains of real-time geo-data. Realizing this, to help CIOs find the right GIS solution providers for their enterprises, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts and the CIOReview editorial board has selected the top players in this space.

In our selection, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the burning need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the GIS landscape. We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising GIS Solution Providers - 2017.”

Top GIS Solution Companies

Delivers a scalable, open GIS platform that includes Exchange, Suite, Desktop and Connect

Empowering organizations to unlock the potential of location data for identifying and predicting key business insights

Develops geo-marketing decision-making technologies in the form of a cloud-based solution with low latency feeds and comprehensive reporting capabilities

Delivering GIS-based online applications and data services for economic development and commercial real estate

A full-service GIS Integrator providing value added solutions to solve business problems in a broad range of industries

Nearmap is a global leader in the provision of geospatial map technology for business, enterprises and government customers

Provides software solutions and services for dedicated markets specializing in Mobile Mapping, UAS Mapping, Aerial Oblique, and Indoor Mapping

Offers easy-to-use online mapping with relevant data for varied industries

The firm focuses on developing core applications, and providing high technical tradecraft support, working side-by-side with its military partners

Autodesk [NASDAQ:ADSK]

Autodesk [NASDAQ:ADSK]

Provides 3D software to get broad access to CAD and GIS data to support planning, design, and data management

Caliper Corporation

Caliper Corporation

Provides software products which are supported with extensive technical services in GIS applications and training

Cityworks

Cityworks

Provides a platform that helps manage, track, and analyze your infrastructure assets

DigitalGlobe [NYSE:DGI]

DigitalGlobe [NYSE:DGI]

Provider of commercial, high-resolution, world imagery products and services

Eagle View Technologies

Eagle View Technologies

Provides access to orthogonal and oblique aerial imagery, 3D models, interior mapping solution, and measurement and analytical tools through proprietary software and partner integrations

GIS Cloud

GIS Cloud

Provides Real-time mapping platform for the entire workflow of the organization

Leidos

Leidos

Offers a family of geospatial solutions to support and gather GIS information for defense, intelligence and commercial customers

Mapbox

Mapbox

Mapbox is a mapping platform for developers, its building block makes it easy to integrate location into any mobile or online application

PIXIA Corp.

PIXIA Corp.

Provides advanced solutions for accessing, organizing, and sharing large volumes of data within a traditional or cloud-based architecture

TerraGo Technologies

TerraGo Technologies

Provides software applications and mobile apps that makes it easy to collect, share and collaborate with location-based data to improve efficiency and decision making

Trimble

Trimble

Enables organizations incorporate spatial information into their operations for increased productivity, greater safety, and value