Geo-information is an integral part of the way we understand the world.
In GIS, computer-aided design (CAD), and dedicated applications, geo-information is currently being produced and consumed at a rate never experienced before. It is used in a wide range of applications covering a wide spectrum of sectors and businesses: infrastructure management, risk, and emergency management, marketing, business planning, logistics, urban planning, resource management (oil, gas, mining, etc.), and more. Geo-information is also a cornerstone of future applications as it makes it possible to establish location, which is one of the key dimensions of context.
Geo-information is here to stay, it has become an integral part of the way we understand the world. However, it is not free of challenges.