The Global Mobile Mapping Market is valued at USD 25.92 Billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 90.19 Billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 19.50% over the forecast period.
Global Mobile Mapping Market: Global Size, Trends, Competitive, Historical & Forecast Analysis, 2021-2028- Increase in use of geospatial data and adoptions of advanced technology for mapping are driving the demand for mobile mapping across the globe.
Mobile Mapping is the method of collecting geospatial data from mobile vehicles such as cars, drones, boats, trains or aeroplanes. Vehicles could be equipped with a range of sensors: Positioning (GNSS, GPS), Cameras, LiDAR, Radar and more remote sensing systems. Such systems are composed of an integrated collection of time synchronised navigation sensors and imaging sensors mounted on a mobile platform. The major output from such systems includes GIS data, digital maps, and georeferenced images and video. Mobile mapping technology is used to survey major road and rail projects, for mapping urban environments, understanding underwater and underground structures, and to improve safety in power infrastructure and plants around the world. Mobile Mapping is much faster than traditional surveying methods. In fact, according to the Association for Project Management (APM), it could be up to 40 times faster than traditional static scanning tools (e.g. tripods). Mobile mapping systems (MMS) were developed when GPS became available (Novak, 1993), and the basic concept is to use sensors installed on a moving vehicle, such as trucks, cars, rail cars, to acquire geospatial data in a highly effective way over transportation corridors at normal travel speed.
The pandemic has positively affected the mobile mapping market. Mobile mapping has gradually gained market power during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for mapping the travel history and location of infected individuals. Besides, governments are extensively adopting mobile mapping tools to map demographic data and compare this data with the spread of the disease across a region. At the same time, the pandemic had a significant impact on hardware manufacturers including smartphones due to disruptions in the supply chain and government-imposed restrictions.
The Global Mobile mapping market is segmented into product type, application, end users and region. Based upon product type, mobile mapping market is segmented into ground survey, geometrics and Lidar. Based upon application, mobile mapping market is segmented into real estate and construction, it and telecom and others. Based on end-user, the mobile mapping market is segmented into agriculture, aviation & aerospace, real estate & construction, energy & power, marine transport, mining, IT & telecom, healthcare, media & entertainment, manufacturing, and others.
The regions covered in this Mobile mapping market report are Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World. Based on a country level, the market is subdivided into the U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Middle East Asia (UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt), GCC, Africa, etc.
Rapp Group introduced NAVVIS VLX
On 12th May, 2020, Rapp Group announced the launch of NavVis VLX, a first kind of wearable mapping system which captures high-quality data in even the most complex built environments. The unique data quality delivered by a compact, flexible device sets a new industry standard and is a big step towards mainstream adoption of mobile mapping for surveying buildings. The all-in-one reality capture capabilities of NavVis VLX include both survey-grade point clouds and high-resolution panoramas. NavVis VLX captures high resolution panorama images in a complete 360° field of view, which is a result of four strategically positioned cameras.
The new Leica Pegasus TRK made mobile mapping smart, autonomous and easy
On 9th May 2022, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced the introduction of the reality captured mobile mapping system Leica Pegasus TRK, introducing artificial intelligence, autonomous workflows and intuitive interfaces.
The Leica Pegasus TRK solution uses artificial intelligence abilities to transform mobile mapping. The advanced dynamic laser scanning and expandable imagery system for recording, measuring and visualizing environments increases productivity with automated, intelligent workflows. The Pegasus TRK is so light in weight that it can be operated by one person, making mapping projects more efficient and cost-effective. Because of the system’s user friendliness, it is suitable for professionals who are new to the technology.
Google released a major update of Maps SDK for Android (version 18.0.0)
On Oct 2021, Google revealed the 18.0.0 version of the Maps SDK for Android. This version offers an improved experience of the map for app users. The renderer released optimizations to Google's minimizing payload size, tile serving and rendering architecture. This helps in reducing the network load, memory consumption, and on-device processing for a smoother and stable end-user experience.
Emergence of automated driving technology is driving the growth of Mobile Mapping. The expansion of autonomous connected vehicle infrastructure is due to rising consumer expectations and various technological advancements. In poor visibility and conditions, the mobile mapping system helps plan the vehicle and provides a safety net of sensors to make autonomous driving safer. Automation can greatly improve the comfort of the driver by considering the difficulties of driving safely. Autonomous can greatly improve the comfort of the driver by considering the difficulties of driving. Autonomous driving needs mobile mapping solutions of the highest order. Therefore, mobile mapping technology plays a vital role in the development of autonomous driving technology as it provides the digital world to meet the navigation safety requirements of future autonomous vehicle applications. Hence, the emergence of autonomous driving technology is providing ample growth opportunities for market growth. Autonomous cars observed a rise in sales, as in 2020, around 11.2 million cars were sold with Level 2 features, which was an increase of 78% over 2019. Thus, the semi-autonomous cars segment is possible to gain fame over the forecast period. Therefore, all those factors are boosting the growth of the Mobile Mapping Market.
Mobile mapping technology for smart cities is planned to improve people’s quality by optimizing resources and maintaining sustainability with the help of 3D city modeling, autonomous navigation, and traffic and disaster management, digitizing roadway property, and decrease in pollution. As the mobile mapping market continues to grow, increasing investment in smart city projects, city planning projects, and 5G connectivity is likely to accelerate demand. In 2020, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the number of mobile cellular subscriptions around the world is 8.31 billion. People can simply access mapping data with the help of smartphones. Moreover, the 5G technology has enabled mobile mapping providers to represent GIS objects with accurate and scalable 3D representations of objects, including buildings, trees and light posts, and night vision images. Increasing investments in city planning, smart city projects, and advancement in 5G internet connectivity are expected to further accelerate the demand in the mobile mapping market.
However, the concerns about data quality, lack of knowledge about technology, location accuracy, as well as some privacy, and data security concerns are some of the restraining factors that might affect the mobile mapping market’s growth.
Moreover, the increasing integration of mobile mapping with wearable devices is likely to provide a productive opportunity for the market to grow. The growing penetration of the internet coupled with the increase in connected devices like interactive displays, tablets, and smartphones for the adoption of map-based apps will boost the opportunities for the market over the forecast period.
Geographically, North America is dominating the Mobile Mapping Market. Technological advancement in semiconductors, growing internet penetration, and urban planning across the region are driving revenue growth in the region. According to the Brand essence, 91% of the American population uses the Internet. Besides, several self-driving or autonomous vehicle (AV) manufacturing companies such as Tesla, Apple, Uber, and others are constantly using mobile mapping aerial imagery applications to enable safe and accurate smart vehicle monitoring systems. The demand for 3D maps of cities and road networks is gradually increasing, supporting revenue growth of the mobile mapping market. Moreover, mobile mapping GIS for forecasting storms and hurricanes is further accelerating the demand in the region. Road accident deaths up by 7% in first 5 months of 2022. Thus, to avoid accidents autonomous vehicle companies are using mobile mapping aerial imagery applications.
Europe is the second largest market for mobile mapping. Growing internet users, deployment of 5G infrastructure, and internet architectures in emerging areas such as machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and the IoT across Europe are driving revenue growth of the mobile mapping market. In 2020, according to the World Bank, over 85% of Europeans have access to the Internet. Rising smartphone and Internet penetration is resulting in higher revenue growth opportunities for mobile mapping providers and are witnessing new opportunities. Several municipal departments across the European region organized mobile mapping to improve the daily tasks of the municipal authorities. For instance, Amsterdam along with Berlin’s Hansa Luftbild have taken an initiative for betterment of the public services, such as public works management and public safety response by using mobile mapping. The mobile mapping market is expected to register a strong revenue growth rate with more investments and opportunities in such advanced technology.
By Product Type:
|2018 - 2021
|2022 - 2029
|Market Size in 2021:
|USD 25.92 Billion
|Base year considered
|Forecast Period CAGR%:
|Market Size Expected in 2028:
|USD 90.19 Billion
|Tables, Charts & Figures:
|Leica Geosystems, Trimble Inc., Optech LLC, RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, Mosaic Viking, MapQuest, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., NovAtel Inc., and Comtech Telecommunications Corp., and others.
|By Product Type, By Application, By End-users.
|North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa
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