You have to wonder what was going on behind closed doors at Daratech HQ this week, particularly when the phone started ringing with calls from the likes of Bentley who were no doubt ranting about their latest “analysis” of the Geospatial industry. Recall it was just a week ago (July 27) that Daratech released what would be “Part 1” of the Evolving Geospatial Industry (http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/9446/) where they summarized the latest finding in the $7,000 report by stating that the TWO largest players in GIS/geospatial (ESRI, and Intergraph) accounted for nearly half (50%) of the total software revenues. Then just this week comes Part 2 aka. the revision of the Evolving Geospatial Industry (http://www.gisuser.com/content/view/9492/) where is was noted that the THREE largest players in the GIS/Geospatial industry (ESRI, Intergraph, and Bentley) accounted for some 50% of the software revenues. I dunno about you but I’m glad I didn’t shell out $7k for that first report! No doubt the execs from Bentley must have dialed up Daratech and whined, pleaded, ranted, yadayada (and rightly so) in order to get a mention in the study. This all leaves me (and no doubt some of you) to wonder… what about AUTODESK… surely they deserve a mention as well don’t they? Are you telling me that Bentley scores a title as one of the big three players in GIS but Autodesk doesn’t??? Come on man… Daratech, please keep me posted on this study as I suspect some more revisions will follow. I was encouraged to write this thread after mentioning the blunder in a recent newsletter.