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Photogrammetry Software Market Trends

ID: MRFR//7245-CR | 128 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| March 2024

Photogrammetry Software Market Overview

The Photogrammetry Software Market size is projected to grow from USD 3.1 Billion in 2024 to USD 11.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.2% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Additionally, the market size for Photogrammetry Software was valued at USD 2.6 Billion in 2023. 

Photogrammetry Software is a computer application that provides the tools for doing photogrammetric measurement, the loading of photos from camera, and the production of accurate measurements, diagrams, and models from those photos. Advanced imaging also plays a pivotal role in defense and security by providing more detailed and real-time data for mission planning and disaster response. Thus, with all these aspects the adoption of photogrammetry software is rapidly evolving and has potentially contributed to the growth of the market. As per Analyst at MRFR, “The proliferation of advanced data collection technologies, including drones, LiDAR, and high-resolution cameras, has significantly contributed to the growth of photogrammetry software. Additionally, the rapidly evolving geospatial technology and software development industry is a crucial factor in boosting the growth of the Photogrammetry Software Market.


Photogrammetry Software Market Overview1

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

Photogrammetry Software Market Trends


The integration of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) into photogrammetry software improves data processing as well as expands the scope of applications. It makes the software solution more accessible, efficient, and accurate. These technologies hold the potential to drive the growth of photogrammetry market by catering to the evolving needs of diverse array of industries and fostering innovation in the field.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are invaluable for automating data processing in photogrammetry. These technologies excel at tasks like feature detection, object identification, and data classification, streamlining the traditionally labor-intensive data processing workflow. Likewise, with the integration of AI and ML in photogrammetry software will boost the data accuracy in 3D modelling. These technologies can fine-tune data matching & feature extraction by learning and adapting from extensive datasets i.e., improve the precision of photogrammetry data.

Furthermore, as per U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the value of real-time data for emergency management, where timely & accurate information is crucial. AI-driven photogrammetry software offers real-time data insights, facilitating swift decision-making in areas such as disaster response, urban planning, and environmental monitoring.  It will boost the demand for photogrammetry software soon. Moreover, the AI and ML empower photogrammetry software to be customized & adapted for specific industry’s applications. These technologies can be trained to recognize patterns and changes specific to sectors like construction, or agriculture, enhancing the software’s versatility. Such adaptability broadens the range of potential applications and industries that can benefit from 3D modelling and mapping.

Photogrammetry Software Market Segment Insights

Photogrammetry Software Photogrammetry Type Insights

Based on photogrammetry type, the Photogrammetry Software Market has been segmented into Aerial Photogrammetry, Terrestrial Photogrammetry or Close-Range Photogrammetry, Satellite Photogrammetry, Underwater Photogrammetry, and Others. Aerial photogrammetry would be the majority shareholder in 2022, contributing around 64.6 % to the market revenue. Aerial photogrammetry is used photogrammetric method for mapping a particular area. Large tracts of land can be covered using aerial photogrammetry in a single flight while capturing high-resolution photos. Both timely information and a recent snapshot of the ground can be provided by using this type. The procedure is quick and inexpensive, and the imaging applies to various sectors. Construction is also gets benefited from the usage of aerial photos. Filmmaking, archaeology, and environmental research all this area use aerial photography. Map making is aerial's main application.

Photogrammetry Software Deployment Mode Insights

Based on deployment mode, the Photogrammetry Software Market has segmented into on-premises and Cloud Based (SaaS)-based (SaaS). The Cloud Based (SaaS)-based held the largest market share in 2022, as these are primary sources for gathering information in the OSINT domain. Cloud Based (SaaS)-based software can be used on phones, tablets, or desktop computers, and can be accessed anytime from any machine that can connect to the internet. This gives ultimate flexibility, doesn’t burden machines when creating models, and allows to process more data faster and with fewer crashes. Cloud Based (SaaS)-based solutions also allow to avoid a large up-front investment in purchasing on-premises software, servers, and hardware upgrades.

Photogrammetry Software Pricing Model Insights

Based on pricing model, the Photogrammetry Software Market is segmented into Commercial/Proprietary Software, and Open-Source Software. Commercial or proprietary category held the majority share in 2022. Commercial or proprietary photogrammetry software is software applications and tools that are developed and sold by private companies, and their source code is typically not available to the public. These software packages are designed for processing photographs to create 3D models, maps, and reconstructions, much like open-source photogrammetry software. commercial photogrammetry software is designed to work seamlessly with other software tools, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, which can be important for professionals in fields like architecture, engineering, and surveying.



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

Photogrammetry Software End Use Vertical Insights

Based on end use vertical, the Photogrammetry Software Market has been segmented into architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), surveying and mapping, mining and natural resources, oil and gas, agriculture and forestry, cultural heritage and archaeology, defense and security, manufacturing and industrial, film, animation, and gaming, and research and education. The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) held the majority share in 2022. 3D models’ photogrammetry print is gaining popularity as 3D scanning technology and becoming more accessible. Turning photos and movies into virtual things with the used photogrammetry software. It creates a realistic image or model using two major approaches, three-dimensional modeling, and photorealistic rendering, also known as photorealistic engraving. Software also helps professionals in fields like architecture, engineering, and surveying. 3D printing has advanced tremendously. It plays significant functions in various applications, including manufacturing, custom art and design, and medicine. One of the most popular methods for quick prototyping is this one. 3D replicas of scaled-down real-world things.

Photogrammetry Software Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America. North America accounted for ~ 39.2% of Photogrammetry Software Market in 2022. North America is likely to be the largest contributor to the Photogrammetry Software market. This includes the US, Canada, and Mexico. North America photogrammetry software sales, owing to increasing penetration of digital devices and the widespread use of photogrammetry software majorly for applications such as architecture, topographic mapping, and engineering. The rise in the use of GPS receivers in the construction industry is one of the major factors driving the growth of photogrammetry software market. GPS technology is widely being adopted in large-scale construction projects such as megaprojects for equipment tracking and civil construction sites in north America region.

Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing markets for Photogrammetry Software in the world. Asia Pacific accounted for a considerable revenue share in the Photogrammetry Software Market and is expected to grow over the forecast years due to increasing infrastructure in developing countries. India and China are the major contributors for the market growth in the region. Increasing investments in R&D activities considerably has led to improvements of technologies in land surveying and other geospatial activities such as geo-capturing, geo-modelling, geo-imaging, and geo-referencing.

The growing pace of construction activities has spurred the rise in demand for photogrammetry software in countries such as Italy, Spain, UK, Norway, and others. Moreover, growing focus on technological advancements in Europe is further responsible for driving the growth of photogrammetry software. On the other hand, at present many countries in the Europe region have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to a decline in economic activities. Photogrammetry software is widely used in Europe for various applications, including land surveying, urban planning, environmental monitoring, heritage preservation, and more.



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

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Argentina, GCC countries, South Africa Chile and Others.

Photogrammetry Software Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The Photogrammetry Software Market is characterized by the presence of many global, regional, and local vendors. The market is highly competitive, with all the players competing to gain maximum market share. Intense competition, frequent changes in government policies, and regulations are key factors that impact market growth. The vendors compete based on cost, product quality, reliability, and aftermarket services. The vendors must provide cost-efficient and high-quality Photogrammetry Software to sustain their presence in an intensely competitive market environment. During the study, MRFR has analyzed some of the major players in the Photogrammetry Software Market who have contributed to the market growth includes Topcon Corporation, Leica Geosystems AG, Airbus Defense and Space, Skyline Software Systems, Inc., RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH, NV5 Geospatial Solutions, Inc., SolidWorks Corp., DroneDeploy, Skycatch, Photometrix Photogrammetry Software, BAE Systems, Avica Cloud Based (SaaS), Agisoft LLC, PIX4D SA, Bentley Systems Inc, Trimble Inc., Epic Games, Inc., Autodesk Inc., PhotoModeler Technologies, SimActive Inc., Esri, 3Dflow SRL, Propeller, and Regard3D among others.

These players focus on expanding and enhancing their product portfolio and services to remain competitive and increase their customer base. Additionally, these players are focusing on partnerships & collaborations to expand their business and customer base to enhance their market position.

Key Companies in the Photogrammetry Software Market include:

  • Topcon Corporation

  • Leica Geosystems AG

  • Airbus Defense and Space

  • Skyline Software Systems, Inc.

  • RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH

  • NV5 Geospatial Solutions, Inc.

  • SolidWorks Corp.

  • DroneDeploy

  • Skycatch

  • Photometrix Photogrammetry Software

  • BAE Systems

  • Avica Cloud Based (SaaS)

  • Agisoft LLC

  • PIX4D SA

  • Bentley Systems Inc

  • Trimble Inc.

  • Epic Games, Inc.

  • Autodesk Inc.

  • PhotoModeler Technologies

  • SimActive Inc.

  • Others

Photogrammetry Software Industry Developments

  • In March 2023, Skycatch EdgePlus Release Notes V2.4.0 sintroduced several updates and improvements to the software and its associated components. These updates bring enhancements to the Skycatch EdgePlus platform, which is used for high-precision 3D drone photogrammetry, processing, and analysis in industries such as mining and construction.

  • In January 2023, Photometrix, a provider of photogrammetry software and services, released iWitnessPRO version 4.2. This new version of the software supports the automatic generation of fully textured high-resolution 3D models, digital surface scenes, and 3D object reconstruction using photogrammetry and dense image matching.

Photogrammetry Software Market Segmentation

Photogrammetry Software Photogrammetry Type Outlook

  • Aerial Photogrammetry

  • Terrestrial and Close-Range Photogrammetry

  • Satellite Photogrammetry

  • Underwater Photogrammetry

  • Others

Photogrammetry Software Deployment Model Outlook

  • On-Premises

  • Cloud Based (SaaS) Based (SaaS)

Photogrammetry Software Pricing Model Outlook

  • Commercial/Proprietary Software

  • Open-Source Software

Photogrammetry Software End-Use Vertical Outlook

  • Architecture, Engineering, And Construction (AEC)

  • Surveying And Mapping

  • Mining And Natural Resources

  • Oil And Gas

  • Agriculture And Forestry

  • Cultural Heritage and Archaeology

  • Defense And Security

  • Manufacturing And Industrial

  • Film, Animation, And Gaming

  • Research And Education

Photogrammetry Software Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa

  • South America

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