As with any technology, geospatial is greatly influenced by the trends and advancements of related fields. These advancements change user expectations as well as bring capabilities that can transform the very core architecture of GIS. While some vendors adopt and drive change, many simply pay lip service to these changes. Marketing spin and brochures can slow the decline of GIS but fortunately, will not stop the inevitable.
The geospatial market is ready for a major change in both scope and purpose. How will GIS be affected by these changes and will it survive?