According to Trimble, geospatial data is one aspect of “big data” that’s big and getting bigger. Furthermore, it is used by nearly every human in a great number of countries throughout the world. Navigation functions on a cell phone? Geospatial data. Restaurant or entertainment recommendations in a specific area? Geospatial data. City bus route coordination? You get the picture.

We thought we’d share their great infographic because although we all now probably understand what we get, it’s huge value to business in a wide variety of sectors is perhaps still a mystery.

Data Value Chain Infographic provides a good perspective on the breadth and depth of geospatial data today.