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3D Mapping and Modeling Market Size - By Type (3D Mapping, 3D Modeling), By Deployment Model (Cloud, On-Premises), By End Use (Entertainment & Media, Automotive, Healthcare, Building & Construction, Defense, Transportation), Application & Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6424
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

3D Mapping and Modeling Industry Analysis

3D Mapping and Modeling Market size was valued at USD 5.5 billion in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 13.2% between 2023 and 2032, driven by the increasing investments in urban planning and smart cities initiatives. For instance, in 2023, the World Bank pledged USD 840 billion over 15 years to help India meet the needs of its growing urban population. Governments and urban planners are utilizing 3D mapping and modeling to develop smart cities, optimize infrastructure, and plan urban development projects efficiently, driving market growth.

3D Mapping and Modeling Market

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Integration with AI and IoT with 3D mapping and modeling has opened new growth avenues for the industry. When combined with artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D mapping and modeling market enable automated data analysis, further enhancing the value of these technologies. Citing an instance, in 2022, the city of Los Angeles used 3D mapping and modeling to create a digital twin of the city. This digital twin is being used to track the city's infrastructure, identify potential hazards, and plan for future development. The data from the digital twin is also used to train AI models that can help optimize traffic flow, improve public safety, and reduce energy consumption.

However, 3D mapping and modeling generate vast amounts of data, especially in large-scale projects like smart cities or infrastructure development. Processing and storing such massive datasets can strain existing IT infrastructure and incur additional expenses. Managing and analyzing the collected data promptly can be complex and require efficient data management strategies.

Besides, the process of capturing 3D spatial data can raise privacy and security concerns, especially in public spaces and densely populated areas. The data collected may inadvertently include private or sensitive information, leading to potential privacy breaches if not handled properly. Ensuring data security and complying with privacy regulations can be challenging for companies offering 3D mapping and modeling services.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the 3D mapping and modeling market. The pandemic forced businesses to adapt to remote work and virtual environments, increasing the demand for 3D content for online presentations and virtual tours. Industries like real estate and retail turned to 3D modeling to showcase properties and products. However, supply chain disruptions and economic uncertainties hindered some large-scale projects, affecting the adoption of 3D mapping technologies. Despite setbacks, the pandemic underscored the importance of 3D mapping in disaster response and crisis management applications.

3D mapping and modeling Market Trends

The increasing use of commercial drones for aerial mapping and surveying has created new opportunities for the 3D mapping and modeling industry, especially in areas like agriculture, mining, and environmental monitoring. In 2022, Skydio released a new drone that can create 3D models of buildings and other structures using a combination of cameras and sensors to capture data, which is later processed by AI to create 3D models.

The models can be used for a variety of purposes, such as planning, renovations, assessing damage, and creating virtual tours. 3D mapping and modeling play a crucial role in accurate surveying, cartography, and land management applications.

3D mapping and modeling Type Segmentation

3D Mapping & Modeling Market Size, By Type,

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The 3D modeling segment held over 61% of the 3D mapping and modeling market share in 2022. The growing need for realistic and immersive experiences in fields like gaming, entertainment, and virtual reality fuels the demand for high-quality 3D models. Secondly, industries such as architecture, engineering, and construction rely on 3D modeling for accurate visualization and design of structures and projects.

Additionally, the automotive, healthcare and manufacturing sectors utilize 3D modeling for prototyping, product development, and simulations, enhancing efficiency and reducing costs. The increasing popularity of 3D content in marketing, education, and training further contributes to the rising demand for 3D modeling services.

3D Mapping and Modeling End Use Segmentation

 Global 3D Mapping and Modeling Market, By End Use

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The building and construction segment accounted for 22% of the 3D mapping and modeling market share in 2022, due to the ability of these technologies to revolutionize the industry's processes and outcomes. By utilizing 3D technology, architects and engineers can create detailed and accurate digital representations of buildings, facilitating better project planning and visualization. The integration of 3D models with Building Information Modeling (BIM) improves collaboration, streamlines communication, and reduces errors throughout the construction lifecycle.

Additionally, 3D mapping allows construction teams to assess site conditions and track progress in real-time, enhancing efficiency and reducing construction delays and costs. These benefits have made 3D mapping and modeling indispensable tools for modern construction projects.

3D Mapping and Modeling Regional Analysis

U.S. 3D Mapping and Modeling Market Size

North America 3D mapping and modeling market was over 36% of revenue share in 2022. 3D mapping and modeling are in high demand across North America due to their diverse applications and numerous benefits. Industries like entertainment, gaming, and virtual reality continue to thrive in the region, driving the need for immersive 3D content.

The North American construction sector heavily adopts 3D mapping and modeling technologies to enhance project visualization, streamline collaboration, and improve overall efficiency. For instance, in major cities like New York and Los Angeles, urban planners and architects leverage 3D modeling to design and visualize complex infrastructure projects and smart city initiatives. The automotive industry in North America also utilizes 3D modeling for prototyping and design, contributing to the region's high demand for these technologies.

3D Mapping and Modeling Industry Leaders

Major companies operating in the 3D mapping and modeling market are Adobe, Airbus, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, CyberCity 3D, Esri, Geodigital, Golden Software, MAXON, Mitsubishi Electric, Onion Lab, Saab AB, Topcon, Trimble, and WRLD. These companies are majorly focus on launching new 3D mapping and modeling solutions for different industry verticals.

3D mapping and modeling Industry News

  • In March 2023, Esri acquired Reality Capture, a company that develops software for 3D scanning and modeling. This acquisition will allow Esri to expand its 3D mapping and modeling capabilities for its GIS software.

This 3D mapping and modeling market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • 3D Mapping
  • 3D Modeling

Market, By Deployment Model

  • On-Premises
  • Cloud

Market, By Application

  • Projection mapping
  • Texture mapping
  • Maps and navigation
  • Others

Market, By End Use

  • Entertainment and Media
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Building and Construction
  • Defense
  • Transportation
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of 3D mapping and modeling was worth USD 5.5 billion in 2022 and is projected to expand at 13.2% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by increasing investments in urban planning and smart cities initiatives.

The 3D modeling segment held over 61% share of the 3D mapping and modeling market in 2022, owing to the growing need for realistic and immersive experiences in gaming, entertainment, and virtual reality.

North America market accounted for 36% of revenue share in 2022, attributed to increasing adoption in entertainment, gaming, and virtual reality.

4. Which are the leading firms operating in the 3D mapping and modeling landscape?

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