• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 19, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Convergence Strategies for Spatial Data Industry based on Industry Value Chain Analysis


Lately, IT pioneers such as Google and Microsoft compete to establish cyber territory on the Internet headed by ‛Google Earth’ and ‛ MS Virtual Earth’. Physical border and national authority are disappeared in the cyber territory in which new orders are emerging that provider of cyber territory becomes a governor and its users become citizen. Spatial information industry expands its domain continuously through convergence with the neighboring industries. The objective of this research is to analyze industry value chain and market segments of national spatial data industry to find strategies for enhancing competitiveness of the industry. Based on the industrial value chain analysis we developed microscopic directions for intra-industrial innovation and macroscopic directions for inter-industrial convergence. Finally, we drew 7 detailed policies to promote industrial convergence.
Keywords: Convergence, Cyber Territory, Industry Value Chain, Spatial Information


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