At the end of each month, the AGS team takes a look back at articles and blog posts that we saw this month that stood out to us. Some are from news agencies, and many come from our partners, but not all use our data. Here is the round-up from May 2021.

The Future of Department Stores

Department stores are seeing more traffic as shoppers return to the malls. The team at examined how these stores are doing, and what the past year means for their future.

Department Store Recovery –

Exodus in California?

The population of California is shrinking, but is it an exodus? Not so fast, says a local California news source. Why is California’s population shrinking? | CalMatters

The Work From Home Effect

Carto examines the effect of working from home on the future of commercial real estate. Take a look at the risk, and potential opportunities, over on their blog. Real Estate Analytics: The Work from Home (WFH) Effect | CARTO Blog

Geospatial Data Indispensable

The team at Location Intelligence examined a recent article that declared geospatial data indispensable.

The Geospatial Industry Has Grown From Useful to Indispensable (

Hyperautomation: Just Hype Or The Next Big Thing In Technology?

Anila Siraj, Head of Data Strategy at TAS’ parent company Kalibrate writes about why we should get excited about hyperautomation in her latest article for Forbes.

Hyperautomation: Just Hype Or The Next Big Thing In Technology? (