Mobile Mapping overview

Mobile Mapping is a technology that enables users to collect and analyze geographic data on the go. It is used to create maps from a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, and provides users with the ability to survey and monitor areas in real-time. This technology is used in a variety of industries, including transportation, natural resources, public safety, and urban planning. Mobile Mapping uses technologies such as GPS, GIS, and remote sensing to capture and analyze data. It can be used to generate detailed maps with accurate geographical information, allowing users to quickly and accurately identify locations, routes, and areas of interest. Mobile Mapping can also be used to determine precise locations and distances, enabling users to measure distances between two points with accuracy. Additionally, it can be used to locate objects of interest, such as buildings and landmarks. Mobile Mapping can also be used to monitor changes in the environment over time, enabling users to track changes in land use, vegetation, and water levels.

Global Mobile Mapping Market is projected to expand at a 12.31 % CAGR during the forecast period 2020-2027.

The penetration of mobile devices and increasing applications of mobile mapping in sectors like automotive transport, telecommunications, mining, BFSI, and defense, among others, have bolstered the growth of the overall industry. Increasing demand for location-based services, enhanced network connectivity, and improved components and mapping software support market growth. The use of geospatial information in applications like infrastructure management, risk and emergency management, urban planning, resource management, and logistics has boosted the demand for mobile mapping solutions over the years.

Increasing investment by vendors in technological developments, coupled with increasing applications in city planning and the development of smart cities, will help the growth of this market during the forecast period. Increasing demand from emerging economies and advances in mapping analytics are expected to provide a range of growth opportunities to the mobile mapping industry in the coming years.

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The adoption of mobile mapping is growing at a substantial pace worldwide. Mobile mapping is increasingly being used for a number of applications such as BFSI, government, defense & intelligence, agriculture & forestry, telecommunications, transport, real estate, and others. Various uses of this technology include topographic mapping, infrastructure planning, traffic control, GIS data collection, asset management, imaging services, land survey, emergency response planning, and others. 

COVID-19 Impact on the Global Mobile Mapping Market

Mobile mapping has gained tremendous market traction in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to map infected individuals' travel history and location. Governments are significantly adopting mobile mapping tools to map demographic data and correlate such data with the spread of coronavirus across the region.

Market Segmentation

The global mobile mapping industry has been segmented based on component, solution, application, user type, and end-user.

Based on components, the global mobile mapping market has been divided into hardware, software, and services. The hardware segment has been segmented into cameras, sensors, laser scanners, others. The service segment has been segmented into professional and managed.

Based on the solution, the global mobile mapping market has been segmented into location-based, indoor mapping, asset management, 3D mapping, and others.

By application, the global mobile mapping market has been segmented into land survey, bridge planning, aerial surveys, and others.

By user type, the global mobile mapping market has been segmented into enterprises and individuals.

By end-user, the global mobile mapping market has been segmented into agriculture, aviation & aerospace, real estate & construction, energy & power, marine transport, mining, IT & telecom, healthcare, media & entertainment, manufacturing, and others.

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Regional Analysis

Geographically, the global mobile mapping industry has been segmented into the Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.

North America to lead the global market

North America leads the mobile mapping market in terms of market share. The regional market has seen tremendous growth due to the involvement of key players like Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Microsoft Corporation and their investment in developing mobile mapping solutions throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 

Europe to follow North America

Europe has the second largest market share in mobile mapping. The area has seen rapid growth in the implementation of mobile mapping technology across industry verticals like manufacturing, government, banking and financial services, real estate, telecommunications, and transport.

Competitive Landscape 

With a number of international and regional players, the global mobile mapping market is relatively fragmented and competitive. Market players are heavily involved in technological development, global expansion and mergers and acquisitions to strengthen their market position.

Notable Players Operating In The Global Mobile Mapping Market Include:

  • Trimble Inc (US)
  • Topcon Corporation (Japan)
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
  • Huron Geomatics Inc(Canada)
  • Google (US)
  • Pasco Corporation (Japan)
  • The Sanborn Map Company Inc.
  • 3D Laser Mapping
  • Apple Inc. (US)
  • NavVis
  • FARCO Technologies Inc (US)
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Sweden)
  • NGC Aerospace Ltd
  • Microsoft Corporation (US)
  • Hexagon AB (Sweden)
  • IGI GmbH (Germany)
  • TomTom International BV (Netherlands)
  • Hyper-Tech (Israel)
  • Gexcel (Italy)

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