Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755

Full Length Research Paper

Future IT trends for GIS/Spatial Information Management

  Ismail Wadembere* and Joseph Kasumba Ssewanyana        
Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 May 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2010



In this decade, Information System are being spatially enabled to cope with the needs of users who always want to know their locations and location of other objects so that they can make spatial decisions which include determining their next direction and destination. However, there are dilemmas on how IT can be used to accomplish these needs in terms of what strategies to use, what models, techniques, and methodologies which should be adopted or followed. This paper looks at the Spatial IT, the technologies that impact on it, its applications and development and suggests ways of developing spatial IT so that future IT trends and development can benefit location oriented Information Systems.


Key words: Spatial IT trends, spatial information management, development approach.