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Here is how retailers use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology

With the increasing integration of GIS with social networks, many retailers use GIS technology to enhance their marketing campaigns.
In effect, vendors use GIS applications to get demographic details of target customers, which help retailers to promote their campaigns on social networks. Retailers post updates and offers through social networks based on the information collected from GIS software. 
With the increase in the number of smartphone users, this trend will result in significant growth, according to Technavio, during 2016-2020.

Turnkey hardware solutions available for you on Google’s Internet of Things platform

For those who are unfamiliar, there are several turnkey hardware solutions available for you to get started building real products with Android Things, including Intel Edison, NXP Pico, and Raspberry Pi 3.  In effect, you can easily scale to large production runs with custom designs of these solutions, while continuing to use the same Board Support Package (BSP) from Google. 

To get started, check out Google's IoT developer site, or go directly to the Android Things, Weave,and Google Cloud Platform sites for documentation and code samples.

4D Geographic Information System (GIS) data

It is interesting to observe that, vendors are focusing on the development of 4D GIS software. 4D GIS data includes 2D data, 3Ddata, and data regarding time change. An integrated database with real-time monitoring is required to generate 4D data. 
4DMapper is an Australia-based company that puts multi-source and multi-format geospatial data, including 3D and 4D GIS, on the cloud and streams it to browsers after rasterization and vectoring.

Updates to Google’s Internet of Things platform: Android Things and Weave

At the core of stakes, we have the ability to make it faster and easier for you to create smart, connected products. 
In effect, a Developer Preview of Android Things, a comprehensive way to build IoT products with the power of Android is available.
I can observe that, now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from Google. Familiar tools such as Android Studio, the Android Software Development Kit (SDK), Google Play Services, and Google Cloud Platform is available. 

To get started, check out Google's IoT developer site, or go directly to the Android Things.

Amazon and Google in geographic information system (GIS) market

For those who are unfamiliar, the smartphone users are the geographic information system (GIS) data generators, and companies such as Amazon and Google retain this data in large cloud infrastructure. The retained data is further processed, and the information is provided to the companies.