Feb 16, 2011

Survey on the Geographic Information Market in Europe

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, as coordinator of the EU project HUMBOLDT, in cooperation with the Technical University Darmstadt is conducting a survey on the “Situation and Perspectives of the Geographic Information (GI) Market in Europe.”

The EU project HUMBOLDT is especially focused on the harmonisation and integration of geospatial data within Europe. Standardisation efforts as well as European initiatives like INSPIRE and GMES are of major importance in this context.

The focus of the survey therefore is set on the following topics:

  • General trends and perspectives for the GI market
  • Demand and opportunities for harmonised geo-data
  • Progress and influence of the INSPIRE Directive for the European market

The main goal of this study is to deduce certain trends and future developments based on the opinions and expectations of market experts and decision makers and not to obtain a representative empirical study. Therefore, please answer the questionnaire according to your specific expertise and point of view (it will take you only approximately 15-20 minutes).

In order to obtain a diversified picture of the current GI market situation and perspectives please support our activities and complete the online questionnaire at

Or return the completed questionnaire in file format until Monday, 28 February 2011, to the following address: survey@esdi-humboldt.eu