Jesse Piburn (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) recently announced in his presentation: "Decision Advantage: Predictive Analytics in Geospatial Intelligence - Why Data is Now the Most Valuable Resource in the World"
The most valuable resource in the world is no longer oil, it's data. Like oil, data in its raw form is valuable not for what it is, but what we can turn it into. For geospatial intelligence, data and predictive analytics can facilitate an increase in situational awareness and allow analyst to have access to more information than ever before, but it is no panacea (solution or remedy for all challenges). Along with solutions it brings with it new issues we must contend with as a tradecraft. Predictive analytics is an extraordinarily powerful tool to help us find new answers. It is however crucial that we ask the right questions and use the right tools to get to the answers?