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Mobile Mapping Market Size By Component (Hardware [Imaging Device, Laser Ranging & Scanning Device, Positioning Device], Software [Mapping Data Extraction, Data Processing], Service [Consulting, Integration & Maintenance, Managed]), By Application (Road & Railway Survey, GIS Data Collection, Vehicle Control & Guidance, Asset Management), By End-Use (Agriculture, BFSI, Government & Public Sector, Real Estate & Infrastructure, Retail, Telecommunication, Mining, Transportation & Logistics), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI2652
  • Published Date: Jul 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Mobile Mapping Market size exceeded USD 20 billion in 2019 and is poised to register gains at over 17% CAGR between 2020 and 2026.

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The mobile mapping industry is witnessing a significant disruption with the increasing availability of portable & low-cost sensors and rapidly growing use of telecommunication networks.

Sensors can be installed on different platforms, such as terrestrial vehicles, helicopters, satellites, and water-based vessels, and can also be hand-held by individual surveyors. This is expected to spur the market growth for mobile mapping technologies.

Rising demand for accurate land-based maps to fuel business growth

The mobile mapping market is witnessing rapid demand in the adoption of laser scanning and positioning technologies to address dynamic industry requirements for rapid scanning of geographic areas with high precision. Recent advancements in LiDAR technology have enabled mapping professionals to examine natural and built-up areas with greater flexibility and precision, creating new avenues for market expansion. For instance, in May 2020, Trimble launched the MX7 mobile mapping system for asset monitoring and mapping.

Mobile mapping has increasingly gained market traction amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for mapping the travel history and location of infected individuals. Governments are substantially adopting mobile mapping tools to map demographics data and correlate this data with the spread of Coronavirus across a region.

Spike in demand for in-car navigation to drive hardware segment demand in the U.S.

In the U.S., the hardware segment held over 55% market share in 2019. Hardware components and systems such as LiDAR scanners, 360-degree camera systems, and IMUs are the key components that constitute a mobile mapping system. Companies specializing in these systems such as Topcon, Trimble, and 3D Laser Mapping focus on product innovation and new product development by dedicating significant investments in R&D initiatives. The strategy is aimed at securing a competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving mobile mapping landscape.

In the hardware segment, positioning devices held more than 25% share. With a rapid growth in the U.S. automotive industry, demand for GPS-based in-car navigation systems is increasing exponentially. Mobile mapping systems provide support to the driver by showing the vehicle’s current location and offering both, audio and visual information related to the route. The development of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) has further driven the demand for mobile mapping to provide high-quality positioning information.

Defense-related mobile mapping to surge the demand for Germany GIS segment

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The GIS data collection application in Germany market is set to attain 15% growth through 2026 due to increasing popularity of GIS data collected for critical applications such as defense-related mapping purposes. The ability of GIS data to map the state infrastructure including monitoring and maintenance of environment and natural resources has proliferated the market demand. Furthermore, increasing demand for real-time spatial data acquisition has created new opportunities.

Expansion of precision farming to boost agriculture sector growth in the China market

China agriculture segment will witness growth rate of around 23% in the market through 2026 propelled by increasing use of GPS and geospatial science to develop a comprehensive system to assist farmers. Moreover, the growing demand for improving the accuracy of soil sampling through accurate GPS tagging of soil location is a major factor driving the market revenue. Mobile mapping systems are enabling Chinese agricultural enterprises to record the time and position information of soil sampling, triggering the industry growth.

Increased momentum of autonomous vehicles to augment European industry

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Europe held a significant portion of the global mobile mapping market with more than 25% revenue share in 2019. The European industry demand is characterized by accelerated development of autonomous vehicles and a growing demand for location-aware technologies. According to the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, at present, almost three billion mobile applications rely on positioning information, creating new avenues for business expansion. In addition, several EU members including Germany, Italy, and the UK are heavily adopting mapping tools for defense application.

Furthermore, Europe has witnessed rising penetration of smartphones and increased demand for autonomous vehicles. This is another major factor contributing to the expanding market presence of mapping technologies across Europe.

Launch of innovative solutions with enhanced features to gain a competitive edge

The global market is characterized by large-scale investments in mapping technologies to meet real-time navigation demands. For instance, Google has consistently added news features to Google Maps including an augmented reality Street View mode to assist users in following directions in real-time along with personalized recommendations. Similarly, in April 2020, Apple made available the mobility data on its Apple maps platform to offset the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak by tracking infected citizens.

The industry has also witnessed several strategic alliances between key players for launching new products with added functionalities to maintain the revenue share and profitability. For instance, in February 2019, TomTom International partnered with Microsoft to provide its location-based services on the Azure platform. The partnership is expected to help TomTom offer stiff competition to major industry rivals through Microsoft’s Bing Maps.

Some of the major companies operating in the mobile mapping market are Apple Inc., AISAN Technology, Autonavi, Baidu, Black & Veatch, Cycolmedia Technology B.V., EveryScape, Inc., Foursquare Labs, Inc., Garmin International, Google LLC., Leica Geosystems Inc., Mapquest, Microsoft Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NAVTEQ Corp., NCTech, NovAtel Inc., PASCO, PhaseOne, Pointgrey/ FLIR Integrated Imaging Solutions, Qualcomm Inc., Teledyne Optech Incorporated, TomTom International BV, Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., and Trimble, Inc.

This market research report for mobile mapping includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026 for the following segments:

Market, By Component

  • Hardware
    • Imaging Devices
    • Laser Ranging & Scanning Devices
    • Positioning Devices
  • Software
    • Mapping Data Extraction
    • Data Processing
  • Service
    • Consulting
    • Integration and Maintenance
    • Managed Service

Market, By Application

  • Road & Railway Surveys
  • GIS Data Collection
  • Vehicle Control & Guidance
  • Asset Management
  • Others

Market, By End-Use

  • Agriculture
  • BFSI
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Mining
  • Telecommunication
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • ANZ
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Israel
    • South Africa


Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Smriti Loomba

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of mobile mapping surpassed USD 20 billion in 2019.
The industry share of mobile mapping is projected to expand at 17% CAGR during 2020 to 2026.
In Germany market, the GIS data collection segment is predicted to register 15% growth rate through 2026.
According to the analysts at GMI, hardware segment held over 55% U.S. market share in 2019.
Some of the major companies operating in the market are Apple, Google, AISAN Technology, Autonavi, Baidu, Black & Veatch, Cycolmedia Technology, Qualcomm, EveryScape , Foursquare Labs, Garmin International, Leica Geosystems, Mapquest and Microsoft Corporation among others.
The Europe industry demand is characterized by accelerated development of autonomous vehicles and a growing requirement for location-aware technologies.

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