Underground Utility Mapping Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

Report ID: GMI4065

Summary Methodology

Underground Utility Mapping Market size is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period due to rising demand for the safety of underground utilities and favorable government initiatives for the implementation of utility mapping tools. The adoption of techniques such as drone mapping that allows companies to reduce time and cost in locating underground utilities will spur the market growth. The growing inclination toward real-time utility mapping applications will further create opportunities for the underground utility mapping market. The adoption of new technologies such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Global Positioning System (GPS) has enhanced the 3D mapping capabilities, leading to an increase in the usage of underground utility mapping devices in a variety of applications such as mapping of both metallic and non-metallic buried utilities, water and gas pipelines, sewer lines & cables, and storage tanks.

Underground utility mapping is used for positioning and identification of buried pipes and cables such as electric and telecoms beneath the ground. The technique prevents digging into or damaging any utility that may cause harm to the public or workforce. It also enables utility mapping companies to reduce their project planning time, minimize risks, and assist in improving the quality of excavation works. Operators are using techniques such as electromagnetic, utility detection equipment magnetic, sonic/acoustic, GPR, live-line detector, and robotic crawler to detect, trace, and map buried utility lines. Mining companies are deploying underground utility mapping solutions, which are compliant with health & safety regulations and BSI standard PAS 128 Surveys. Due to advancements in the devices used for mapping, such as GPR and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) locators, the creation of real-time 3D maps of buried utilities has become an easy task, further reducing inefficiencies, costs, and risks.

The APAC underground utility mapping market is expected to show a rapid growth over the forecast period due to the growing adoption of advanced mapping technologies for utility mapping purpose in countries including, India, China, and Australia. The utility mapping agencies in the countries are using mapping technologies to increase the efficiency of the mapping process, which will further fuel the market growth. For instance, in February 2019, Emesent, an Australia-based company developed Hovermap software to map underground spaces such as mines and tunnels to reduce workers’ risks while inspecting the mining areas. The government agencies are also making efforts to ensure that underground utility data are being used and kept accurately. For instance, the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM) has been mandated to gather and manage the data related to underground utilities provided by utility data providers in the country. This ensures the orderly management of utility data so that it can be easily shared among all utility agencies.

The companies operating in underground utility mapping market are involved in entering into partnerships and acquisitions to increase their global presence and enhance product quality and features. For instance, in May 2019, GSSI Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. entered into a partnership with Blinken Tools to expand its presence in the Scandinavian (North Europe) region through a distribution channel of Blinken. This will enhance service support in delivering quality products to the construction, industrial, and government sectors. Some underground utility mapping companies are focusing on product development to enhance their product capabilities. For instance, in June 2019, Hexagon launched a new Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) solution Leica DSX for underground utility detection that simplifies data capture and allows users to easily detect, map, and visualize underground utilities.

In December 2018, Multiview Locates expanded the existing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) sewer inspection services, such as NASSCO-certified inspections, for mainlines, laterals, and manholes to minimize construction risks. These services minimize construction risks and support asset management planning for existing assets across Ontario (North America). Prominent players operating in underground utility mapping market are Cardno, Chaitanya Instruments Pvt. Ltd., Diversified Communications, Enviroscan, Geospatial Corporation, Geotec Surveys, GSSI, Guideline Geo, Hexagon Geosystems, Landscope Engineering Ltd., Maverick Inspection Ltd., Multiview Locates, Plowman Craven Limited, Prostar Geocorp, Sensors & Software, Stanlay, Technics Group., U.S. Radar, and Vivax-Metrotech.

Underground Utility Mapping market, By Product Type, 2014-2025 (USD Million)

  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Radio Detection
  • Acoustic Locating
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Magnetic Locators and Wires

 Underground Utility Mapping market, By Service Type, 2014-2025 (USD Milli

  • Vacuum Excavators
  • Specialty Services
  • Private Utility Locating
  • Leak Detection

 Underground Utility Mapping market, By Applications, 2014-2025 (USD Million)

  • Telecommunication
  • Electricity
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Government and Public Safety

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)
    • South Korea
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel

Company Profiles:

  • Cardno
  • Chaitanya Instruments Pvt. Ltd.
  • Diversified Communications
  • Enviroscan
  • Geospatial Corporation
  • Geotec Surveys
  • GSSI
  • Guideline Geo
  • Hexagon Geosystems
  • Landscope Engineering Ltd.
  • Maverick Inspection Ltd.
  • Multiview Locates
  • Plowman Craven Ltd.
  • Prostar Geocorp
  • Sensors & Software
  • Stanlay
  • Technics Group
  • US Radar
  • Vivax-Metrotech

What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2016 to 2020; Growth Projections: 2021 to 2027.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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