Most organizations that maintain large geospatial databases will find new and productive ways to use that data as new applications and uses develop. It’s important that existing or developed systems can adequately query that data.
As data positioning and resolution imaging technologies advance, the user community finds new and valuable uses. This is good news on one hand, but requires organizations to increase storage and make hard decisions on what data they will harvest and use.
Agencies in private and public sectors find new ways to use the storehouses of data they possess. As capabilities in various domains develop which allow them to produce higher quality, and thus, higher value geospatial data, they find new uses, adding video and audio functionality in many cases.
As a result, geospatial databases are growing. When data-handling systems become stronger, more robust, and deliver improved output, data warehouses grow, often keeping pace with an organization’s non-spatial database.
You are likely building and warehousing incredible geospatial databases; most governmental organizations are. These data, however, cannot be treated as a static asset. You must monitor, update, and oversee these data to provide accurate and current information.
As new technologies and methods develop (as well as the locations mapped), your maintenance (and costs) will rise in tandem. We can help you make decisions which will balance all these factors and help you to make appropriate decisions.