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LiDAR Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an optical remote sensing technology that use laser light to examine surface on the earth to find variable distances on the earth. LiDAR is comparable to radar in certain aspects. However, LiDAR uses waves of shorter wavelengths unlike radar, which uses radio waves for measuring targets. The LiDAR technology uses waves typically in the visible, ultraviolet and infrared range. This technology enables direct measurement of 3D structures and underlying terrain with high resolution and high data accuracy. The capability of LiDAR equipments to achieve high resolution makes them superior to other traditional optical instruments used for measuring heights. The LiDAR market can be segmented based on types into airborne and terrestrial LiDAR and based on applications into coastal, forestry, transportation, infrastructure, defense and aerospace, transmission lines and flood mapping among others

Escalating demand for 3D imagery in consumer, commercial and government applications is one of the major factors driving the global LiDAR market.  The demand for LiDAR technology is increasing in these application segments in line with an increase in the demand for 3D scanning and 3D imagery. The adoption of LiDAR technology is slowly penetrating in various government sectors such as roadways, railways, forestry management among others. Thus, huge demand from government sectors in different countries is also supporting the LiDAR market. Further, LiDAR is superior to photogrammetry in terms of accuracy and speed and thus, LiDAR has vastly acquired consumers of photogrammetry in the recent years. However, the LiDAR market faces challenge related to the complexity in interpreting the output data, due to lack of data set standardization.

Geographically, the LiDAR market is dominated by North America owing to high adoption of advanced 3D imagery technologies by the U.S. government.  Government sector is also the major customer of LiDAR and therefore high involvement of government positively supports the growth of global LiDAR market. Europe follows North America with a minimal difference in the market share. A large number of key players are based in Europe and they are involved in making innovations to meet the requirements of consumers in different applications.

This report has been segmented by type, application and by geography. It also includes the drivers, restraints and opportunities (DROs), Porter’s five forces analysis and value chain of the global LiDAR market. The study highlights current market trends and provides the forecast from 2014 to 2020. We have also covered the current market scenario for LiDAR and highlighted its future trends that will impact demand.

The report also analyzes macro economic factors influencing and inhibiting the growth of global LiDAR market. Porter’s five forces analysis offers insights on market competition throughout its value chain. In addition, the market attractiveness analysis provided in the report highlights key investing areas in this industry. The report will help manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to understand the present and future trends in this market and formulate their strategies accordingly.

This report analyzes the global LiDAR market in terms of revenue (USD million) on the basis of type, based on application and based on geography. The market has been segmented as follows:

Global LiDAR Market, by Product Type:
  • Airborne LiDAR
  • Terrestrial LiDAR
Global LiDAR Market, by Application:
  • Coastal
  • Forestry
  • Transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Defense and Aerospace
  • Transmission lines
  • Flood Mapping
  • Others (Mining, Hydrography etc) 
Global LiDAR Market, by Geography:
  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Rest of the World


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary

Chapter 3 Lidar Market - Overview
3.1 Market Introduction
       3.1.1 Global Lidar Market, 2013 – 2020 (Usd Million)
3.2 Market Trends And Future Outlook
3.3 Value Chain Analysis
3.4 Market Dynamics
       3.4.1 Market Drivers
                3.4.1.1 Comparative Advantages Over Traditional Mapping Methods
                3.4.1.2 Increasing Demand For 3d Imagery In Consumer, Commercial And Government Applications
       3.4.2 Market Restraints
               3.4.2.1 Lack Of Standardization Of Data Formats
               3.4.2.2 Software Development Gap Posing A Threat To The Growth Of Lidar
       3.4.3 Opportunities
                3.4.3.1 Development Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Uavs) Offer Huge Potential For Market Growth
3.5 Lidar Market – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
       3.5.1 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
       3.5.2 Bargaining Power Of Buyers
       3.5.3 Threat Of New Entrants
       3.5.4 Threat From Substitutes
       3.5.5 Degree Of Competition
3.6 Global Lidar Market - Attractiveness Analysis By Application, 2013
3.7 Global Lidar Manufacturers - Competitive Landscape

Chapter 4 Lidar Market By Product Type, 2014 - 2020
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Airborne
       4.2.1 Airborne Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
4.3 Terrestrial
       4.3.1 Terrestrial Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)

Chapter 5 Lidar Market By Application, 2014 - 2020
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Coastal
       5.2.1 Coastal Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
5.3 Forestry
       5.3.1 Forestry Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
5.4 Transportation
       5.4.1 Transportation Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
5.5 Infrastructure
       5.5.1 Infrastructure Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
5.6 Defense And Aerospace
       5.6.1 Defense And Aerospace Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
5.7 Transmission Lines
       5.7.1 Transmission Lines Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
5.8 Flood Mapping
       5.8.1 Flood Mapping Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)
5.9 Others (Mining, Hydrography Etc.)
       5.9.1 Lidar Market Size And Forecast By Others (Mining, Hydrography Etc.), 2013 - 2020 (Usd Million)

Chapter 6 Lidar Market By Geography, 2014 - 2020
6.1 Introduction
6.2 North America
       6.2.1 North America Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 (Usd Million)
6.3 Europe
       6.3.1 Europe Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 (Usd Million)
6.4 Asia Pacific
       6.4.1 Asia Pacific Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 (Usd Million)
6.5 Rest Of The World
       6.5.1 Row Lidar Market Size And Forecast, 2013 – 2020 (Usd Million)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 3d Laser Mapping Limited
       7.1.1 Company Overview
       7.1.2 Financial Overview
       7.1.3 Business Strategy
       7.1.4 Swot Analysis
       7.1.5 Recent Developments
7.2 Airborne Hydrography Ab
       7.2.1 Company Overview
       7.2.2 Financial Overview
       7.2.3 Business Strategy
       7.2.4 Swot Analysis
       7.2.5 Recent Developments
7.3 Avent Lidar Technology
       7.3.1 Company Overview
       7.3.2 Financial Overview
       7.3.3 Business Strategy
       7.3.4 Swot Analysis
       7.3.5 Recent Developments
7.4 Digitalworld Mapping Inc.
       7.4.1 Company Overview
       7.4.2 Financial Overview
       7.4.3 Business Strategy
       7.4.4 Swot Analysis
       7.4.5 Recent Developments
7.5 Faro Technologies, Inc.
       7.5.1 Company Overview
       7.5.2 Financial Overview
       7.5.3 Business Strategy
       7.5.4 Swot Analysis
       7.5.5 Recent Developments
7.6 Firmatek Llc
       7.6.1 Company Overview
       7.6.2 Financial Overview
       7.6.3 Business Strategy
       7.6.4 Swot Analysis
7.7 Intermap Technologies Corp
       7.7.1 Company Overview
       7.7.2 Financial Overview
       7.7.3 Business Strategy
       7.7.4 Swot Analysis
       7.7.5 Recent Developments
7.8 Leica Geosystems Ag
       7.8.1 Company Overview
       7.8.2 Financial Overview
       7.8.3 Business Strategy       
       7.8.4 Swot Analysis
       7.8.5 Recent Developments
7.9 Mosaic 3d
       7.9.1 Company Overview
       7.9.2 Financial Overview
       7.9.3 Business Strategy
       7.9.4 Swot Analysis
7.10 Optech Incorporated
       7.10.1 Company Overview
       7.10.2 Financial Overview
       7.10.3 Business Strategy
       7.10.4 Swot Analysis
       7.10.5 Recent Developments
7.11 Quantum Spatial, Inc.
       7.11.1 Company Overview
       7.11.2 Financial Overview
       7.11.3 Business Strategy
       7.11.4 Swot Analysis
       7.11.5 Recent Developments
7.12 Riegl Laser Measurement Systems Gmbh
       7.12.1 Company Overview
       7.12.2 Financial Overview
       7.12.3 Business Strategy
       7.12.4 Swot Analysis
       7.12.5 Recent Developments

LIST OF FIGURES 

FIG. 1 MARKET SEGMENTATION: LIDAR MARKET
FIG. 2 GLOBAL LIDAR MARKET, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 3 GLOBAL LIDAR MARKET - VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
FIG. 4 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS FOR LIDAR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
FIG. 5 GLOBAL LIDAR MARKET - ATTRACTIVENESS ANALYSIS BY APPLICATION, 2013
FIG. 6 LIDAR MANUFACTURERS, MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 2013 (%)
FIG. 7 GLOBAL LIDAR MARKET REVENUE SHARE  (%) BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2013 AND 2020
FIG. 8 AIRBORNE LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2013 - 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 9 TERRESTRIAL LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2013 - 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 10 GLOBAL LIDAR MARKET REVENUE SHARE (%) BY APPLICATION, 2013 AND 2020
FIG. 11 COASTAL LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2013 - 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 12 FORESTRY LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 13 TRANSPORTATION LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 14 INFRASTRUCTURE LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 15 DEFENSE AND AEROSPACE LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 16 TRANSMISSION LINES LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 17 FLOOD MAPPING LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 18 LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST BY OTHERS (MINING, HYDROGRAPHY ETC.) 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 19 GLOBAL LIDAR MARKET TREND BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013 - 2020
FIG. 20 NORTH AMERICA LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 21 EUROPE LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 22 ASIA PACIFIC LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 23 ROW LIDAR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 24 FARO TECHNOLOGY, INC ANNUAL REVENUE, 2011 – 2013 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 25 INTERMAP TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION ANNUAL REVENUE, 2011–2013 (USD MILLION)

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 GLOBAL LIDAR MARKET – SNAPSHOT (2013 & 2020)
TABLE 2 DRIVERS: IMPACT ANALYSIS
TABLE 3 COMPARISON OF LIDAR WITH PHOTOGRAMMETRY
TABLE 4 RESTRAINTS: IMPACT ANALYSIS
TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICA LIDAR MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 6 EUROPE LIDAR MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 7 ASIA PACIFIC LIDAR MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 8 ROW LIDAR MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2013 – 2020 (USD MILLION)

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a remote sensing technology that measures scattered light (laser) to find information and range of a distant target. LiDAR is comparable to radar in certain aspects. However, LiDAR uses waves of shorter wavelengths unlike radar, which uses radio waves for measuring targets. The wavelengths of the electronic spectrum for LiDAR technology typically lie in the visible, ultraviolet and infrared range. The LiDAR technology enables direct measurement of 3D structures and underlying terrain with high resolution and high data accuracy. The two major types of LiDAR include Airborne LiDAR which includes topographic and bathymetric LiDAR and Terrestrial LiDAR that includes mobile LiDAR and short range LiDAR.

The growing demand for 3D imagery in various end use sectors such as construction, power transmission, transportation and defense and aerospace is the major factor driving the LiDAR market globally. Further, the LiDAR technology offers extensive time and cost saving capabilities which have increased the likes of its adoption and thus, the technology is preferred over traditional mapping methods. The LiDAR technology has replaced photogrammetry mainly because of its comparative advantages over photogrammetry in terms of light independency and high accuracy. On the contrary, complexity in LiDAR data interpretation due to lack of standardization is one of the major factors challenging the market growth.

Coastal applications of LiDAR dominated the market in 2013 whereas transmission lines segment is expected to experience fastest growth over the forecast period. The major use of LiDAR in coastal applications is for disaster management and control in disaster prone coastal areas. The adoption of LiDAR technology in the power sector is increasing as power utilities are increasing incorporating LiDAR technology in laying out and setting up transmission lines. The adoption of LiDAR is also expected to increase in transportation, infrastructure and defense and aerospace end user segments.
Geographically, North America dominated the global LiDAR market. The growth in this region is attributed to high research and development spending on bringing innovations in the LiDAR technology and high penetration in defense and military due to support from the government. Europe closely follows North America and a large number of key players are supporting the growth in order to meet the demand of huge consumer base in this region. Other regions such as Asia Pacific and RoW are expected to experience significant growth over the forecast period.

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Major industry participants in the LiDAR market are 3D Laser Mapping Ltd., Aerometric Inc., Avent Lidar Technology, Airborne Hydrography AB, DigitalWorld Mapping Inc., Firmatek 3D Mapping Solutions LLC, FARO Technology, Inc., Intermap Technologies Corp., Leica Geosystems AG, Mosaic 3D, Optech Incorporated and RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH among others. The key strategy adopted by majority of these players to strengthen and expand their presence in the global LiDAR market is new product development through technological innovations and product enhancements.

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