The adoption of aerial imagery services has increased owing to its various applications such as photogrammetric surveys, development of topographic maps, environmental studies, surveillance, and others. Increased application areas among various verticals, such as agriculture, forestry, energy & resource, and civil engineering is expected to drive the market growth. In addition, increase in market for location based services such as e-commerce companies, food delivery and shopping apps, tourism websites, social networking apps, and others are expected to supplement the aerial imaging market growth. However, stringent government regulations regarding national security and satellite imagery as a substitute option are expected to hamper the market growth. Technological advancements such as advanced motion & temperature sensors in cameras, 3D mapping software, unmanned aerial vehicles, and others have created ample opportunities for the market growth.
The world aerial imaging market is segmented on the basis of application, end user, and geography. Aerial imaging is being increasingly adopted across various verticals encompassing government, energy, defense, agriculture & forestry, civil engineering & archeology, media & entertainment, and others (insurance, and tourism). Geospatial mapping, disaster management, energy and resource management, surveillance and monitoring, and others (habitat, power line, advertising, and photography) are the various application areas of aerial imaging considered in the report. The world aerial imaging market is analyzed on the basis of geography, which includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Latin America, Middle East, and Africa (LAMEA). The aerial imaging market in various countries are analyzed including U.S., Mexico, and Canada in North America; UK, Germany, and France in Europe; China, India, Australia, and Japan in APAC; and UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Africa in LAMEA.
The key players profiled in the report include Blom ASA, Eagle View Technologies, Inc., Digital Aerial Solutions, LLC, Cooper Aerial Surveys Co., Landiscor Aerial Information, BLOMASA, Kucera international Inc., GeoVantage, Inc., Fugro EarthData, Inc., High Eye Aerial Imaging Inc., and Eagle Aerial Solutions. In July, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), signed a Flood Risk Data Contract deal with Fugro Earthdata, Inc. This deal provided opportunities in the field of hazard mitigation and natural disaster management with the help of aerial imaging.
The study provides an in-depth analysis of the aerial imaging market along with current and future trends to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
The report provides information regarding key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with their impact analysis.
Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analyses of key market players in the industry have been provided to highlight the growth strategies adopted by them.
The value chain analysis of the industry signifies the key intermediaries involved, and elaborates their roles and value additions at every stage of the value chain.
The quantitative analysis of the market during the period of 2014–2022 is provided to elaborate the market potential.
Key market segments:
The market is segmented based on application, end-user, and geography.
Energy and Resource Management
Surveillance and Monitoring
Others (Habitat, Power Line, Advertising, and Photography)
Agriculture & Forestry
Civil Engineering & Archaeology
Media & Entertainment
Others (Insurance, Real Estate, and Tourism)
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of LAMEA
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Key Benefits
1.3 Key Market Segments
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Secondary Research
1.4.2 Primary Research
1.4.3 Analyst Tools And Models
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 3 MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1 Market Definition and Scope
3.2 Key Findings
3.2.1 Top Impacting Factors
3.2.2 Top Investment Pockets
3.2.3 Top Winning Strategies
3.2.4 Top Investment Pockets
3.3 Value Chain Analysis
3.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.3 Threat of Substitutes
3.4.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
3.4.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.5 Market Share Analysis, 2015
3.6 Market Dynamics
CHAPTER 4 WORLD AERIAL IMAGING MARKET, BY END USER
4.2.1 Key Market Trends
4.2.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
4.2.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.3.1 Key Market Trends
4.3.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
4.3.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.4.1 Key Market Trends
4.4.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
4.4.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.5 Agriculture & Forestry
4.5.1 Key Market Trends
4.5.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
4.5.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.6 Civil Engineering & Archaeology
4.6.1 Key Market Trends
4.6.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
4.6.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.7 Media & Entertainment
4.7.1 Key Market Trends
4.7.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
4.7.3 Market Size and Forecast
4.8 Others (Insurance, and Tourism)
4.8.1 Key Market Trends
4.8.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
4.8.3 Market Size and Forecast
CHAPTER 5 WORLD AERIAL IMAGING MARKET, BY APPLICATION
5.2 Geospatial mapping
5.2.1 Key Market Trends
5.2.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
5.2.3 Market Size and Forecast
5.3 Disaster Management
5.3.1 Key Market Trends
5.3.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
5.3.3 Market Size and Forecast
5.4 Energy and Resource Management
5.4.1 Key Market Trends
5.4.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
5.4.3 Market size and forecast
5.5 Surveillance and Monitoring
5.5.1 Key Market Trends
5.5.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
5.5.3 Market Size and Forecast
5.6 Others (Habitat, Power line, Advertising, and Photography)
5.6.1 Key Market Trends
5.6.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
CHAPTER 6 WORLD AERIAL IMAGING MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
6.2 North America
6.2.1 Key Market Trends
6.2.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
6.2.3 Market Size and Forecast
6.3.1 Key Market Trends
6.3.2 Key Growth Factors And Opportunities
6.3.3 Market Size and Forecast
18.104.22.168 Rest of Europe
6.4.1 Key Market Trends
6.4.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
6.4.3 Market Size and Forecast
22.214.171.124 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.5.1 Key Market Trends
6.5.2 Key Growth Factors and Opportunities
6.5.3 Market Size and Forecast
126.96.36.199 Saudi Arabia
188.8.131.52 Rest of LAMEA
CHAPTER 7 COMPANY PROFILES
7.1 Blom ASA
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Company Snapshot
7.1.3 Business Performance
7.1.4 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.1.5 SWOT Analysis
7.2 Fugro N.V.
7.2.1 Company Overview
7.2.2 Company Snapshot
7.2.3 Business Performance
7.2.4 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.2.5 SWOT Analysis
7.3 Eagle View Technologies, Inc.
7.3.1 Company Overview
7.3.2 Company Snapshot
7.3.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.3.4 SWOT Analysis
7.4 Digital Aerial Solutions, LLC.
7.4.1 Company Overview
7.4.2 Company Snapshot
7.4.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.4.4 SWOT Analysis
7.5 Cooper Aerial Surveys Co.
7.5.1 Company Overview
7.5.2 Company Snapshot
7.5.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.5.4 SWOT Analysis
7.6 Landiscor Real Estate Mapping
7.6.1 Company Overview
7.6.2 Company Snapshot
7.6.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.6.4 SWOT Analysis
7.7 Kucera International Inc.
7.7.1 Company Overview
7.7.2 Company Snapshot
7.7.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.7.4 SWOT Analysis
7.8 GeoVantage, Inc.
7.8.1 Company Overview
7.8.2 Company Snapshot
7.8.3 Key Strategic Moves and Developments
7.8.4 SWOT Analysis
7.9 High Eye Aerial Imaging Inc.
7.9.1 Company Overview
7.9.2 Company Snapshot
7.9.3 SWOT Analysis
7.10 Eagle Aerial Solutions
7.10.1 Company Overview
7.10.2 Company Snapshot
7.10.3 SWOT Analysis
The adoption of aerial imaging has increased in various sectors such as agriculture & forestry, energy & resource management, tourism, research, and media & entertainment among others. In addition, adoption of location-based services (LBS) for navigation & remote monitoring is expected to drive the growth of the aerial imaging market. However, use of satellite imagery as an alternative, and stringent government regulations regarding national security restrain the market growth. Advancement in imaging technologies and equipment such as 360-degree vision cameras, UAVs, LiDAR systems, 3D mapping software would provide numerous opportunities for the growth and development of the aerial imaging market.
In 2015, the government sector accounted for the maximum revenue share in the overall aerial imaging market due to increase in application of aerial imaging in homeland security, environmental studies, urban planning and disaster management. Collection of data related to land, property, and other geospatial information at national level boosts the market growth for aerial imaging in the government sector. In addition, the energy segment is forecast to be the fastest growing segment, and is projected to grow at a CAGR 14.4% during the forecast period owing to the need of collection of information regarding topology, inspection of transmission line, solar farms, wind farms, and security of power plants.
The application of geospatial mapping is projected to maintain its dominance in the overall aerial imaging market during the forecast period due to the increasing use of aerial imaging in the formation of enhanced, digitally scanned, and multidimensional maps & charts of earths surface. These maps are used by experts for study of land-use pattern, archaeological sites, environmental conditions, and others. Furthermore, the others segment comprising habitat, power line, advertising, & photography is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 14.3% during the forecast period due to the growth in adoption of aerial imaging among advertising, film shooting, commercial photography, habitat distribution, and power line & substation management.
North America accounted for majority of the global market share in 2015, and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Adoption of advanced technologies including UAVs and PAMS (Personal Aerial Mapping System) is expected to boost sales in this region. LAMEA is projected to grow at a significant CAGR of 14% during the forecast period due to increasing government investment in the growth of geospatial industry in the region.
Key Findings of Aerial Imaging Market
In 2015, government segment dominated the overall aerial imaging market in terms of revenue, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period.
Energy segment is expected to grow at a remarkable CAGR of 14.4% from 2016 to 2022.
Geospatial mapping application segment is projected to generate the highest revenue in the market during the forecast period.
In 2015, North America generated the highest revenue among all regions in the aerial imaging market.
Blom ASA, Eagle View Technologies, Inc., Digital Aerial Solutions, LLC, Cooper Aerial Surveys Co., Landiscor Aerial Information, BLOMASA, and Kucera International Inc. are some of the prominent players in the market. Market players have focused on product launch and partnerships for strengthening their position in the market. For instance, In October 2015, Fugro Earthdata, Inc. signed a contract with National Grid, one of the biggest energy management companies in the global to offer aerial mapping services for electricity transmission systems.
Digital Aerial Solutions, LLC
Cooper Aerial Surveys Co.
Landiscor Aerial Information
Kucera International Inc.
Fugro EarthData, Inc.
High Eye Aerial Imaging Inc.
Eagle Aerial Solutions
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