A SURVEY ON THE ADOPTION OF GIS DATA AND STANDARDS IN URBAN APPLICATION DOMAINS
GIS has become an important part of many disciplines and supports a vast range of applications. It is used everywhere, from agriculture to public health care. Furthermore, with the advances in technologies, the availability of GIS data and software support has grown exponentially. In this paper, we present the results of our international survey to investigate the adoption of geospatial data, standards, and software by the practitioners in different application domains. The results demonstrate a clear trend towards the increased use of GIS in a number of application domains including architecture, geosciences, hydrology, and so on. We also explore the expectations of the users from the GIS technologies and provide some insight into the current status of 3D GIS data and its applications.