Global Mobile GIS Market 2016-2020

January 27, 2016
This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the global mobile GIS market by end users (government, military, natural resources, utilities, and others). It also outlines the market shares for key regions such as the Americas, APAC, and EMEA. The leading vendors analyzed in this report are ESRI and Hexagon.

Outlook of the global mobile GIS market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global mobile geographical information system (GIS) market to grow steadily at a CAGR of around 10% during the forecast period. The rising need to access data by field workers across industries is the primary growth driver for this market. The implementation of GIS in mobile devices will help organizations to leverage maps and streamline field workflows. Mobile GIS can also be used to aid utility workers in locating gas or water networks. The ability of mobile GIS to improve the overall efficiency of the field workforce will result in this market’s steady growth during the forecast period.

The integration facility provided by mobile devices is the key driver for this market. Most mobile devices offer a multitude of integrated features that can be used to carry out various GIS tasks. For instance, the camera embedded in a mobile device can be used to take pictures of the working field. This eliminates the need to carry a desktop device and a camera separately. The widespread application of mobile GIS solutions across major end-user industries like government, military, natural resources, and utilities will lead to this market’s growth during the predicted period.

End-user segmentation of the mobile GIS market

  • Government
  • Military
  • Natural resources
  • Utilities

In this market study, analysts have estimated the government sector to be the largest end-user segment of this market. At present, this segment accounts for more than 21% of the total market share and is envisaged to retain its hold over the market until 2020 owing to the augmented need for enhanced national security. Increasing investments in GIS technology by various governments from across the globe will spur the prospects for market growth in this segment during the forecast period.

Geographical segmentation of the mobile GIS market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In terms of geography, the Americas accounted for approximately 49% of the total market share in 2015 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 9% until 2020. The presence of major GIS vendors in the US is a critical factor that spurs the prospects for market growth in this region. The government in this region is also spending heavily on GIS technology as it will help the utilities and the natural resources industries to bolster their efficiency.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global mobile GIS market is fragmented owing to the presence of a large number of vendors. Many vendors have started to enhance their market potential through strategies, which include developing mobile applications for mobile users. Since smaller companies have also started providing open-source mobile GIS applications for free, the possibility of new vendors entering this market is high.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • ESRI
  • Hexagon

Other prominent vendors in the market include GIS Cloud, Rockwell Spatial, Trimble, Takor Group, Garafa, and Supergeo Technologies.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global mobile GIS market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the mobile GIS market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global mobile GIS market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the mobile GIS market?

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