Airborne LiDAR Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Global Airborne LiDAR Market Report Information by Type (Topographic & Bathymetric), by Platform (Fixed Wing Aircraft, Rotary Wing Aircraft & Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), by Solution (System (Hardware & Software) & Services), & Region - Forecast Till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/4558-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 100 pages

Please note that the assessment period of report has been updated from 2018-2023 to 2020-2027. Cordially fill the sample form for updated data.

Market Scenario


LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. The LiDAR instrument is mounted on helicopters, drones and others. The LiDAR mounted on aircraft emits rapid pulses of laser light at a ground surface. LiDAR emits up to 150,000 pulses per second. A sensor on the instrument measures the time taken for each pulse to be received back from the ground surface. The airborne LiDAR systems emerged commercially in the mid-1990s, and provide explicit 3D laser profiling and scanning in contrast to the 2D planimetric remote sensing data. The 3D coordinates of (x, y, z) axis, describe the 3D topographic profile of the earth’s surface, vegetation area coverage, and human-made objects. The airborne LiDAR technique has been efficiently used for generating Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Digital Terrain Model (DTM), and Digital Surface Model (DSM).


LiDAR is viewed as a revolutionary technology for airborne mapping, as it cost-effectively delivers highly precise terrain data. Airborne LiDAR technology has now become a noble solution for geospatial data acquisition. The geospatial data development is the ability of airborne LiDAR to measure 3D structures, using active sensors technology system. The data acquired through airborne LiDAR is reliable and precise. As LiDAR prepares an overall 3D picture of the ground surface, these pictures are useful in different domains, such as the development of national guidelines and standards, oil & gas, aerospace & defense, mining industry, and transportation & logistics.


The growing demand for 3D imagery in various application areas, such as military & defense, civil engineering, geographical surveys, and corridor mapping, is expected to drive the LiDAR market in the upcoming years considerably. Textured 3D imagery is applied in various applications, such as 3D mapping, city planning, and photorealistic flyers.


Airborne LiDAR market is expected to grow over the forecast period, owing to the automation in LiDAR systems, leading to the reduction in human efforts and improvement in efficiency.


On the basis of platform, the airborne LiDAR market has been segmented into rotary wing, fixed wing, and unmanned aerial vehicles. The substantial growth in general aviation, globally, and increasing inclination for cost-effective air travel are the key factors estimated to witness the growth of the airborne LiDAR market during the forecast period.


The airborne LiDAR market has been segmented on the basis of type into topographic LiDAR and bathymetric LiDAR (bathy LiDAR). The most common used airborne LiDAR system is the topographic airborne LiDAR. It is operated, on the time-of-flight principle, by sending a high-intensity laser pulse in a narrow beam towards an object and measuring the time taken by the pulse to be reflected off the target and returned to the sender. The growth of the topographic LiDAR segment can be attributed to the rise in demand for enhanced situational awareness and survey activities, such as seismology, cartography, and meteorology.


There is a growing trend in the manner information collected by LiDAR systems is becoming available to a much larger user community through open sources and cloud services. Due to the easy access of information through open sources, there is a whole new set of challenges for the present companies, regarding the safeguarding of commercial feasibility of mapping projects.


North America is expected to account for the largest share of the airborne LiDAR market. The major leading countries in this region for airborne LiDAR market are the U.S. and Canada. The collective use of LiDAR systems in mapping and surveying applications, along with a rising base of LiDAR service providers are driving the growth of the airborne LiDAR market in the U.S. The major application areas of LiDAR sensors in the U.S. include industrial survey, military mapping, forest management, and oceanographic surveys. In Canada, airborne LiDAR sensors are majorly used in infrastructural improvement purposes.


The U.S. government is investing a large number of funds in airborne LiDAR for civil engineering and defense applications, to increase the accuracy of operations at a lesser time and decrease the risk factors involved. In the recent fiscal year budget, the U.S. military sector is anticipated to spend a huge amount on procuring unmanned aerial systems; this will lead to driving the growth of the airborne LiDAR market. Moreover, it has witnessed an increase in demand for military and civil infrastructure projects in the last few years. The usage of airborne LiDAR in all these projects and several government investments in various industries are expected to surge the growth of the global airborne LiDAR market.


Airborne LiDAR market is estimated to witness a CAGR of more than 19% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023.


Airborne LiDAR Market, By Segmentation


 Airborne LiDAR Market, By Segmentation Key Players


The key players in the airborne LiDAR market are Saab AB (Sweden), Teledyne Technologies (U.S.), Leica Geosystems (Switzerland), FLIR Systems (U.S.), Faro Technologies Inc. (U.S.), Leosphere SAS (France), 3D Laser Mapping (England), Firmatek (U.S.), RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Northeast Africa), Quanergy Systems, Inc. (U.S.), and Raymetrics S.A. (Greece).


The report for Global Airborne LiDAR Market of Market Research Future comprises extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance. The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value and volume, technological advancement, macro economical and governing factors in the market. The report provides details information and strategies of the top key players in the industry. The report also gives a broad study of the different market segments and regions.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The Airborne LiDAR market can rise at 19% CAGR by 2027.

By 2026, the Airborne LiDAR market can reach decent value.

RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH (Northeast Africa), Firmatek (U.S.), and Quanergy Systems, Inc. (U.S.) are some well-established Airborne LiDAR market players.

The rise in e-commerce business to bolster Airborne LiDAR market.

North America Airborne LiDAR market to expand across the assessment period.

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Scope of the Report

2.1 Market Definition

2.2 Scope of the Study

2.2.1 Definition

2.2.2 Research Objective

2.2.3 Assumptions

2.2.4 Limitations

2.3 Research Process

2.3.1 Primary Research

2.3.2 Secondary Research

2.4 Market size Estimation

2.5 Forecast Model

3 Market Landscape

3.1 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.1.1 Threat of New Entrants

3.1.2 Bargaining power of buyers

3.1.3 Threat of substitutes

3.1.4 Segment rivalry

3.1.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers

3.2 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

4 Market Dynamics

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Market Opportunities

4.5 Market Trends


5 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Topographic LiDAR

5.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

5.3 Bathymetric LiDAR

5.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

5.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, By Platform

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Fixed Wing Aircraft

6.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.3 Rotary Wing Aircraft

6.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

6.4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, By Solution

7.1 Introduction

7.2 System

7.2.1 Hardware

7.2.1.1 Lasers

7.2.1.1.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.1.1.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.2.1.2 Scanners

7.2.1.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.1.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.2.1.3 Interface Devices

7.2.1.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.1.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.2.1.4 Ranging Devices

7.2.1.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.1.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.2.1.5 Inertial Measurement Systems

7.2.1.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.1.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.2.1.6 GPS/Position Systems

7.2.1.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.1.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.2.2 Software

7.2.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.2.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3 Services

7.3.1 Oil & Gas

7.3.1.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3.2 Mining

7.3.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3.3 Defence & Aerospace

7.3.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3.4 Infrastructure

7.3.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3.5 Forestry & Agriculture

7.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

7.3.6 Transportation & Logistics

7.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

7.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Region, 2020-2027

8 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, By Region

8.1 Introduction

8.2 North America

8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.2.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.2.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.2.5 U.S.

8.2.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.2.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.2.5.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.2.6 Canada

8.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.2.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.2.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.3 Europe

8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.3.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.3.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.3.5 U.K

8.3.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.3.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.3.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.3.6 Germany

8.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.3.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.3.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.3.7 France

8.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.3.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.3.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.3.8 Italy

8.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.3.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.3.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.3.9 Rest of Europe

8.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.3.9.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.3.9.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.4 Asia Pacific

8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.4.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.4.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.4.5 China

8.4.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.4.5.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.4.5.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.4.6 Japan

8.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.4.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.4.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.4.7 India

8.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.4.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.4.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.4.8 Rest of Asia Pacific

8.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.4.8.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.4.8.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.6 Middle East & Africa

8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.6.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.6.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

8.7 South America

8.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020-2027

8.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Type, 2020-2027

8.7.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by Process, 2020-2027

8.7.4 Market Estimates & Forecast by Solution, 2020-2027

9 Competitive Landscape

10 Company Profile

10.1 Saab AB

10.1.1 Company Overview

10.1.2 Products/Services Offering

10.1.3 Financial Overview

10.1.4 Key Developments

10.1.5 Strategy

10.1.6 SWOT Analysis

10.2 Teledyne Technologies

10.2.1 Company Overview

10.2.2 Products/Services Offering

10.2.3 Financial Overview

10.2.4 Key Developments

10.2.5 Strategy

10.2.6 SWOT Analysis

10.3 Leica Geosystems

10.3.1 Company Overview

10.3.2 Products/Services Offering

10.3.3 Financial Overview

10.3.4 Key Developments

10.3.5 Strategy

10.3.6 SWOT Analysis

10.4 FLIR Systems

10.4.1 Company Overview

10.4.2 Products/Services Offering

10.4.3 Financial Overview

10.4.4 Key Developments

10.4.5 Strategy

10.4.6 SWOT Analysis

10.5 Faro Technologies Inc.

10.5.1 Company Overview

10.5.2 Products/Services Offering

10.5.3 Financial Overview

10.5.4 Key Developments

10.5.5 Strategy

10.5.6 SWOT Analysis

10.6 Leosphere SAS

10.6.1 Company Overview

10.6.2 Products/Services Offering

10.6.3 Financial Overview

10.6.4 Key Developments

10.6.5 Strategy

10.6.6 SWOT Analysis

10.7 3D Laser Mapping

10.7.1 Company Overview

10.7.2 Products/Services Offering

10.7.3 Financial Overview

10.7.4 Key Developments

10.7.5 Strategy

10.7.6 SWOT Analysis

10.8 Firmatek

10.8.1 Company Overview

10.8.2 Products/Services Offering

10.8.3 Financial Overview

10.8.4 Key Developments

10.8.5 Strategy

10.8.6 SWOT Analysis

10.9 RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH

10.9.1 Company Overview

10.9.2 Products/Services Offering

10.9.3 Financial Overview

10.9.4 Key Developments

10.9.5 Strategy

10.9.6 SWOT Analysis

10.10 Quanergy Systems, Inc.

10.10.1 Company Overview

10.10.2 Products/Services Offering

10.10.3 Financial Overview

10.10.4 Key Developments

10.10.5 Strategy

10.10.6 SWOT Analysis

10.11 Raymetrics S.A.

10.11.1 Company Overview

10.11.2 Products/Services Offering

10.11.3 Financial Overview

10.11.4 Key Developments

10.11.5 Strategy

10.11.6 SWOT Analysis

List of Tables

Table 1 Global Airborne LiDAR Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 2 North America Airborne LiDAR Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 3 Europe Airborne LiDAR Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 4 Asia Pacific Airborne LiDAR Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 5 Middle East & Africa Airborne LiDAR Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 6 South America Airborne LiDAR Market: By Country, 2020-2027

Table 7 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type, By Regions, 2020-2027

Table 8 North America Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 9 Europe Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 10 Asia Pacific Airborne LiDAR Market by Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 11 Middle East & Africa Airborne LiDAR Market by Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 12 South America Airborne LiDAR Market by Type, By Country, 2020-2027

Table 13 Global Airborne LiDAR Market: By Region, 2020-2027

Table 14 Global Airborne LiDAR Market: By Type, 2020-2027

Table 15 Global Airborne LiDAR Market: By Process, 2020-2027

Table 16 North America Airborne LiDAR Market, By Country

Table 17 North America Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type

Table 18 North America Airborne LiDAR Market, By Process

Table 19 Europe: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Country

Table 20 Europe: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type

Table 21 Europe: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Process

Table 22 Asia Pacific: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Country

Table 23 Asia Pacific: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type

Table 24 Asia Pacific: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Process

Table 25 Middle East & Africa: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Region

Table 26 Middle East & Africa Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type

Table 27 Middle East & Africa Airborne LiDAR Market, By Process

Table 28 South America: Airborne LiDAR Market, By Region

Table 29 South America Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type

Table 30 South America Airborne LiDAR Market, By Process


List of Figures

FIGURE 1 Research Process of MRFR

FIGURE 2 Top down & Bottom up Approach

FIGURE 3 Market Dynamics

FIGURE 4 impact analysis: market drivers

FIGURE 5 impact analysis: market restraints

FIGURE 6 porter’s five forces analysis

FIGURE 7 Value chain analysis

FIGURE 8 Global Airborne LiDAR Market Share, By Type, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 9 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, By Type, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 10 Global Airborne LiDAR Market Share, By Process, 2020 (%)

FIGURE 11 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, By Process, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 12 Global Airborne LiDAR Market Share (%), BY Region, 2020

FIGURE 13 Global Airborne LiDAR Market, by Region, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 14 North America Airborne LiDAR Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 15 North America Airborne LiDAR Market by Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 16 Europe Airborne LiDAR Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 17 Europe Airborne LiDAR Market by Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 18 Asia Pacific Airborne LiDAR Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 19 Asia Pacific Airborne LiDAR Market by Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 20 Middle East & Africa Airborne LiDAR Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 21 Middle East & Africa Airborne LiDAR Market by Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)

FIGURE 22 South America Airborne LiDAR Market Share (%), 2020

FIGURE 23 South America Airborne LiDAR Market by Country, 2020-2027 (USD MILLION)