When the time comes to step forward and communicate you want to do so in the best way possible. The entire existence of mankind illustrates this point and 2016 is no different. This leads us to the forth benefit of geospatial technology and in particular Geographic Information Systems (GIS):
In terms of communicating interests and intentions pictures and symbols are renowned for their immediacy and effectiveness. You know the saying...
Gestures work also but when communicating about people, things and places we need to use alot of them. Naturally, that can get confusing.
The other option is to provide people with reading material so that they can figure it out for themselves. That can take a long time though.
So after many centuries of figuring it out, maps are becoming recognised as one of the best means of communication. 2016 and beyond should be interesting.