Progress has been made on developing GIS and GPS technology capable of interpreting natural language and voice commands.
Entrepreneurship success is often driven by important spatial patterns, particularly in relation to labor concentration, knowledge, and investment opportunities. GIS can reveal spatial approaches to making decisions on where to invest.
Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine takes a look at how cartography and GIS have been used to map and combat devastating diseases such as cholera, yellow fever, and Ebola.
NASA has partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute to provide satellite imagery and the analysis needed to understand where habitat loss is the most extreme to protect chimpanzees in the wild.
Earlier studies in GIS were particularly focused on analyzing safe transportation that looked at where the safest routes might be in the transportation of radioactive materials. More recent studies have utilized the analytical capabilities in GIS for quantifying risk in the storage of radioactive materials.