As GIS expands from strictly mapping functions to an ability to aggregate data along GIS parameters for more informed results, users of geospatial information will be asked to produce new products for their clients.
Building information modeling (BIM) seems to be on a constant upward trend in the architecture, construction and facility maintenance spaces. For geospatial professionals, it is a promising young area for software, hardware and service solutions.
Surveying, like other field-based work, is fraught with the need to go back to the office to reference on-premises documents or to check in on work requirements. As a result, there have been efforts by commercial providers to give workers in the field more complete access to research and documentation so they can cut down on trips back to the office.