Big Data Buzzwords From A to Z


Geospatial Analysis

One trend fueling big data is the increasing volume of geospatial data being generated and collected by IT systems today. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, so it's no surprise the growing number of maps, charts, photographs and other geographic-based content is a major driver of today's big data explosion.

Geospatial analysis is a specific form of data visualization (see "V" for visualization) that overlays data on geographical maps to help users better understand the results of big data analysis.