My next step in practical GIS ideas in science is as follows:
- History: GIS tools have been used for maps and data generation only. Passive elements only of a person's limited interests.
- Current: GIS tools are currently an engine that can process new technologies and devices. (Active elements, not tools)
- Future: Datamining in real time including: geo-cameras and other geo-sensors, flight, and other objects in real time as multiple components of a virtual globe. Geo-Cameras can be used on any moving object (Car, Boat, plane), or can be stationary. Many diferent sources can be used to store and process trends, statistics, etc.