What will be hot in geo in 2015? predictions from the GeoHipster crowd · Amr Eldib 

What will be hot in geo in 2015? predictions from the GeoHipster crowd


Vector maps will finally be broadly available and the client side will eat more of the server side stack.
The architectural paradigm driving all this is very cloud- and horizontal-scaling-oriented: everything has to be chopped into tiny pieces, everything has to be embarrassingly parallel, everything is a URL, and everything Has-To-Be-In-JavaScript.
More Spatial, Fewer Maps
Even More People Doing GIS, Without Knowing They're Doing GIS

Worth more than one read.