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Mobile Mapping Market Trends

ID: MRFR//4292-CR | 186 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| November 2020

Mobile Mapping Market Overview

Mobile Mapping Market is projected to grow from USD 31.76 Billion in 2024 to USD 71.58 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.69% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for Mobile Mapping was valued at USD 28.29 billion in 2023.

Increased health concerns and challenges have led to more expensive operations and more bariatric procedures are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Figure 1: Mobile Mapping Market Size, 2024-2032 (USD Billion)

Mobile Mapping Market Overview2

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Mobile Mapping Market Trends

Growing use of AI is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for mobile mapping is being driven by the rising use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The navigation systems now utilized internationally are projected to change when augmented reality and mobile mapping technologies are integrated. The increased use of smartphones has given augmented reality technologies new areas of use. Users may examine information about an area in front of their mobile devices thanks to integrating data obtained through mobile mapping systems with augmented reality, letting them access the location specifics, like the street's name and other essential information. Integrating geographical data obtained by mobile devices with this technology is being used to apply mobile augmented reality to navigation systems. Users of mobile AR navigation systems may view virtual worlds on their devices while navigating. These solutions give users more information about the items in their immediate surroundings, such as structures, telephone or electric poles, trees, signs, landmarks, and roadside furniture. Using information obtained from mobile mapping systems, AR also provides details such as measurements, sizes, and properties of the object existing in the users' surroundings.

Additionally, augmented reality solutions may be applied to developing location intelligence, introducing high-resolution maps for autonomous vehicles, and producing live maps that alter themselves in response to changing environmental circumstances. Using mobile-mapped geographical data, augmented reality may also be used to construct exact 3D maps of locations and surroundings. Shortly, it is anticipated that developments in augmented reality and its integration with data produced by mobile mapping systems will change mapping and navigation systems. Mobile mapping technology has undergone a full transformation due to recent advancements in UAV technology and steep price declines for these vehicles.

The primary uses of mobile mapping systems using UAVs are environmental detection and disaster monitoring. UAVs are the best option for data gathering in disaster-affected areas since they provide quick spatial information-collecting capabilities at a far lower cost than manned aerial mapping methods. In urban planning, 3D building modeling, archaeological documentation, pipeline inspection, environmental monitoring, infrastructure inventory and monitoring, landslide hazard assessment, open-pit mining, and indoor mapping, UAV-based modeling offers sizable advantages over conventional mapping techniques. The price of UAV mobile mapping systems has also decreased thanks to technological advancements, including low-cost, high-resolution digital cameras, laser scanners, and navigation systems. Thus, driving the Mobile Mapping market revenue.

Mobile Mapping Market Segment Insights

Mobile Mapping Component Insights

The Mobile Mapping market segmentation, based on type, includes hardware, software and services. The hardware segment dominated the market, accounting for 45% of market revenue. Hardware elements installed on an aerial vehicle or a car are used to construct mobile mapping systems. On helicopters and backpacks, modern mobile mapping systems may also be attached. These hardware elements gather precise geographical data for various applications, including highway surveys, city modeling, and utility, environmental, and mapping projects.

Mobile Mapping Solution Insights

The Mobile Mapping market segmentation based on solutions includes location-based, indoor, asset management and 3D mapping. The location-based segment dominated the market. The location-based services include monitoring, tracking, navigation, and surveillance for mobile assets, including transport trucks and individual cars. It benefits the corporate and consumer industries by offering convenience, direction, security, and entertainment. If location-based services are integrated, mobile phones may utilize network-based technologies or inbuilt satellite receivers. Numerous industrial sectors employ location-based services, including government, transportation, healthcare, and education.

Mobile Mapping Application Insights

The Mobile Mapping market segmentation based on application includes land survey and aerial survey. The land surveys segment dominated the market. When doing a land survey, information is obtained using mobile mapping equipment, and it is then analyzed to identify the relative locations of existing points on the earth's surface. Certain agencies conduct surveys using various mapping tools and methods to find property lines, roads, buildings, watercourses, easements, and other ground features. Inertial navigation, cameras, GPS, and high-resolution lidar are all utilized in land surveying.

Mobile Mapping End User Insights

Based on End Users, the Mobile Mapping market segmentation includes real estate & construction, IT & telecom and others. The real estate & construction category generated the most income. Geospatial technologies are linked with tools like building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) to acquire and analyze infrastructure-related data for planning, constructing, maintaining, and renovating purposes. Airborne devices are fitted with lidar scanners to give customers a thorough and precise three-dimensional mapping of the targeted regions, such as lands and buildings.

Figure 1: Mobile Mapping Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Mobile Mapping Market, by End User

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Mobile Mapping Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American Mobile Mapping market will dominate; the expansion in this area is also driven by the rising use of smartphones with Positioning Systems (GPS) in the US, Mexico, and Canada. Rapid developments in 3D mobile mapping software, image processing, and data processing in the North American area also contribute to expanding the regional market.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, UK, Italy, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe has the second-largest market share for Mobile Mapping. The market expansion in the European area has been helped by using mobile mapping technology for various applications, including automated detection of traffic signals, road signs, pedestrian trails, and asset monitoring and management. Furthermore, the German Mobile Mapping market dominated, while the UK Mobile Mapping market grew fastest in Europe.

From 2023 to 2032, the Asia-Pacific Mobile Mapping Market will develop at the quickest CAGR. Mobile mapping technology has seen strong demand in the Asia-Pacific region for use in smart highway systems, transportation systems, and land vehicle navigation. Additionally, the number of mobile mapping applications for location-based services has rapidly increased across the Asia-Pacific region. Furthermore, China's Mobile Mapping market had the highest market share, while India's Mobile Mapping market was the fastest expanding in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mobile Mapping Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market companies are extensively spending R&D on increasing their product lines, which will help the Mobile Mapping market grow even more. Important market developments include new product releases, contractual agreements, acquisitions and mergers, greater investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The Mobile Mapping industry must produce cost-effective merchandise to flourish and thrive in a more competitive and increasing market climate.

Manufacturing locally to reduce operating costs is an effective business strategy manufacturers use in the worldwide Mobile Mapping industry to serve clients and expand the market sector. The Mobile Mapping industry has provided some of the most important benefits recently. Major players in the Mobile Mapping market, including Leica Geosystems, Drivewyze Inc and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Leica Geosystems, which is situated in eastern Switzerland, produces products and systems for surveying and geographic measurement (geomatics). With the help of its products, users may represent existing buildings and terrains in computer-based systems with great accuracy—often under 1 cm. These technologies include GPS satellite navigation and laser rangefinders. In May 2022, Leica Geosystems introduced the Leica Pegasus TRK to its lineup of mobile mapping equipment. The Leica Pegasus TRK product uses dynamic laser scanning technology to quickly and accurately capture, measure, and visualize objects.

The pioneer in connected truck services, Drivewyze Inc., is redefining efficiency and safety in transportation. With cutting-edge trucking services like Drivewyze PreClear shortcut, Drivewyze Safety Notifications, the Drivewyze Weigh Station Activity Report, and Drivewyze Insights, they support commercial drivers and fleets. Drivewyze services are provided via smartphones and tablets and built right into the ELDs and in-cab gadgets that carriers choose, like Omnitracs, PeopleNet, Transflo, Geotab, and others. In September 2022, In partnership with INRIX, a supplier of transportation analytics and connected car services, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Drivewyze introduced real-time, in-cab traffic alerts.

Key Companies in the Mobile Mapping market include

  • Trimble Inc

  • Google

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

  • Pasco Corporation

  • The Sanborn Map Company Inc.

  • Huron Geomatics Inc

  • Topcon Corporation

  • 3D Laser Mapping

  • Apple Inc.

  • NavVis

  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

  • NGC Aerospace Ltd,

  • FARCO Technologies Inc

  • Microsoft Corporation

  • Hexagon AB

  • TomTom International BV

  • IGI GmbH

Mobile Mapping Industry Developments

One of the pioneers in wearable mobile mapping technology, NavVis, revealed the NavVis VLX 3, their newest generation of wearable technology. As the name suggests, this is the third version of their wearable VLX system; the NavVis VLX 2 was released in July of 2021, which is over two years ago. In their news release, NavVis emphasises the NavVis VLX 3's improved accuracy in point clouds by highlighting the two brand-new, 32-layer lidars that have been "meticulously designed and crafted" to minimise noise and drift in point clouds while delivering "high detail at range."

According to the North American Mach9 Software Platform, mobile Lidar will produce 2D and 3D maps 30 times faster than current systems by 2023.

Even though this is Mach9's first product launch, the business has already begun laying the groundwork for future expansion by updating its website, adding important engineering and sales professionals, relocating to new headquarters in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield area, and forging ties in Silicon Valley.

In order to make search more accessible to more users in more useful ways, Google has unveiled a tonne of new search capabilities for 2022 spanning Google Search, Google Lens, Shopping, and Maps. These enhancements apply to Google Maps, Google Shopping, Google Leons, and Multisearch.

A multi-year partnership to supply Velodyne Lidar, Inc.'s lidar sensors to GreenValley International for handheld, mobile, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) 3D mapping solutions, especially in GPS-denied situations, was announced in 2022. GreenValley is already receiving sensors from Velodyne.

The acquisition of UK-based GeoSLAM, a leading provider of mobile scanning solutions with exclusive high-productivity simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) programmes to create 3D models for use in Digital Twin applications, is expected to close in 2022 and be completed by FARO® Technologies, Inc., a global leader in 4D digital reality solutions.

November 2022: Topcon donated to TU Dublin as part of their investment in the future of construction. Students learning experiences will be improved by instruction in the most cutting-edge digital building techniques at Ireland's first technical university.

October 2022: Javad GNSS Inc has released numerous cutting-edge GNSS solutions for geospatial applications. The TRIUMPH-1M Plus and T3-NR smart antennas, which employ upgraded Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, UHF, and power management modules and integrate the most recent satellite tracking technology into the geospatial portfolio, are two examples of important items.

Mobile Mapping Market Segmentation

Mobile Mapping Component Outlook

  • Hardware

  • Software

  • Services

Mobile Mapping Solution Outlook

  • Location-Based

  • Indoor Mapping

  • Asset Management

  • 3D Mapping

Mobile Mapping Application Outlook

  • Land Surveys

  • Aerial Surveys

Mobile Mapping End-User Outlook

  • Real Estate & Construction

  • IT & Telecom

  • Others

Mobile Mapping Regional Outlook

  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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