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Underground Utility Mapping Market Size, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2028

  • Report ID: GMI4065

Underground Utility Mapping Market size is likely to experience commendable growth over the projected timeline 2021-2027. The adoption of the technology is primarily driven by the growing rate or urbanization, industrial development, and construction & infrastructure projects. Governments and city planners across the globe are making active investments for the implementation of advanced underground utility mapping tools to keep pace with the increasing utility & infrastructure demand.

Underground utility mapping encompasses a range of technologies and services used to determine the location of underground utilities such as electric wires or pipelines. It has become a critical part of the modern civil engineering process which helps save valuable time and money on expensive reparative work. The implementation of accurate utility mapping enables project planners to accurately plan costs for the utility or infrastructure project to be completed in advance.

Considering the product landscape, the ground penetrating radar segment of underground utility mapping industry is likely to grow at a rapid pace through 2027. Ground penetrating radar or GPR is a preferred option for utility mapping owing to high accuracy and efficiency. Utility developers widely use GPR technology to conduct utility mapping surveys as it offers high-resolution images, rapid data acquisition, and lower costs. With continuous technological advances, new innovative GPR technologies are continuously entering the underground utility mapping market. Citing an instance, GSSI, had showcased the new StructureScan Mini XT, an all-in-one concrete inspection GPR technology, at the World of Concrete event held in June 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

By application, the telecommunication sector is projected to capture a notable share of the underground utility mapping industry between 2021 and 2027. The telecom sector is one of the earliest adopters of the technology. The ongoing efforts to deploy 5G infrastructure worldwide is opening up new opportunities for utility mapping solutions providers. According to GSMA, 5G networks will cover more over one-third of the global population with more than 1.2 billion connections by 2025. This will certainly benefit utility locating solutions providers globally.

In terms of the regional landscape, North America is anticipated to be a profitable underground utility mapping market through 2027. The regional demand will be largely influenced by the ongoing electrical infrastructure upgradation activities and the continuous developments across the oil & gas sector. The telecom sector will also create promising prospects for the industry with the growing demand for 5G networks. In June 2021, the U.S. President Joe Biden had unveiled a USD 1.2 trillion infrastructure plan which includes the development of highspeed universal broadband access across the country.

GSSI, Diversified Communications, Guideline Geo, Hexagon Geosystems, Geospatial Corporation, Maverick Inspection Ltd., Prostar Geocorp, Vivax-Metrotech, Sensors & Software, U.S. Radar, Technics Group., Chaitanya Instruments Pvt Ltd., Cardno, Multiview Locates, Stanlay, Plowman Craven Limited, Landscope Engineering Ltd., Geotec Surveys, and Enviroscan are some of the leading providers of underground utility mapping solutions.

How has COVID-19 impacted underground utility mapping market trends

Strict containment measures introduced by the respective governments in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the underground utility mapping market forecast. Due to lockdown measures and restrictions on movement, end-use sectors like construction, telecom, oil & gas, and others have witnessed a decline in infrastructure development activity. These sectors have also experienced new challenges due to supply chain problems, tight protocols, and the shortage of workforce. Evidently, the impact of the pandemic on the global economy may have slowed down deployments across the underground utility mapping industry.

Market, By Product Type

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

Market, By Service Type

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

Market, By Applications

  • 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: 2017 to 2021; Growth Projections: 2022 to 2028.
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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