3D mapping and 3D modeling solutions are used across various end-user industries such as video entertainment industry, construction industry, healthcare industry, automobile industry, and transportation industry. 3D Mapping market can be broadly classified based on their applications as 3D projection mapping, mapping and navigation, and other applications such as video gaming, automobiles and healthcare. In recent years, the global 3D mapping and 3D modeling market has experienced a surge in demand owing to increase in demand for 3D maps and 3D models. The shift from 2D mapping and modeling to advanced 3D maps and models has aided the growth of global 3D mapping and modeling market. The technological innovations and developments in the 3D mapping and modeling tools and devices such as the 3D sensors, 3D scanners and the geographical positioning systems are currently driving the market. Integration of 3D mapping and modeling technology with electronic devices such as smart phones, personal navigation devices (PNDs) and game consoles has necessitated companies such as Google Maps and Here Maps to develop new solutions and update features to increase their customer base. However, format issues related to 3D modeling such as STL file format, that results in confusion about the size of the object is one of the factors inhibiting the market growth.
The global 3D mapping and modeling market is primarily driven by increasing demand for 3D mapping and modeling solutions in various industry verticals such as retail, advertising, defense and public safety. 3D maps are used for creating topographies of combat areas used for defense and public safety. Similarly, 3D projection mapping is used in the advertising and retail industry for promotional activities and marketing of brands. Additionally, mapping and navigation technology makes use of 3D maps extensively. Mapping and navigation systems that utilize 3D Mapping technology are used in automobiles and electronic devices such as laptops, smart phones, notebooks and tablets for navigation applications. The global 3D mapping and modeling market was valued at USD 2,916.8 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period.
Construction industry was the highest revenue contributor in 2013 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The global market for construction industry is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 8.0% from 2014 – 2020. The growth is majorly attributed to increasing use of 3D maps and models for visualizing construction models and sites before the initiation of actual process. Thus, the proposed development of smart cities is likely to drive the 3D mapping and modeling market during the forecast period. Likewise, across the transport industry, the mapping and navigation applications are driving the demand for 3D mapping market.
Geographically, North America was the largest market for 3D mapping and modeling and accounted for 36.5% revenue share of the total market in 2013. With increasing demand for high resolution accurate 3D geospatial data, there has been a surge in 3D mapping solutions being used for developing 3D city models. These 3D models are currently used to visualize future construction projects, for urban planning, and restructuring of ancient buildings, forts and castles. Moreover, the technology is utilized in analysis of various simulation scenarios such as disasters and traffic control. In light of these developments, 3D mapping and modeling market is expected to witness growth traction during the forecast period.
The global 3D mapping and 3D modeling market is concentrated in nature with leading players such as Autodesk, Inc, The Foundry, NewTek, Inc (Lightwave 3D), Pixologic, Inc, Blender Foundation, 3D-Coat, Bentley Systems, Incorporated, and Apple, Inc accounting more than 75% of global 3D mapping and modeling market share in 2013. Autodesk, Inc. dominated the market accounting for the largest market share of the global 3D mapping and 3D modeling market in 2013.
3D modeling is a process of creating a 3D model by using specialized software. It is a method of developing a wireframe model representing a 3 dimensional object. The model is designed and developed by using a set of points in 3D space connected through several geometric figures such as lines and curved surface. Some of the methods for creating a 3D model include polygonal modeling, primitive modeling, splines and patches modeling and non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) modeling. 3D mapping technology creates three-dimensional views of different objects on a computer screen. It offers real time viewing experience of a place or thing on a map. 3D mapping is used in many applications across different industry verticals such as construction, transportation, automobile, entertainment and healthcare. In healthcare industry, 3D mapping technology is used to study human anatomy and gives a better view of different parts of the human body. 3D mapping and 3D modeling technology is used in construction industry to create construction schematics and to draw a 3-dimensional view of a building. Designing cars, truck and other vehicles are few applications of 3D mapping and 3D modeling technology in automobile industry.
Advancement in 3D devices such as 3D scanners, 3D sensors and global positioning components is driving 3D mapping and 3D modeling market growth. These devices are widely used across different applications in industries such as transportation, entertainment, defense, healthcare, and construction. Entertainment industry utilizes this technology to create animated 3D models for video games and movies. Further, they are used to provide 3D views and in virtual cinematography. 3D scanners are used for mapping locations such as crime scenes and accident locations. 3D mapping technology in multi-ray photogrammetry that offers suitable data and processing method for mapping an object is anticipated to observe growth traction in the near future.
The research report on the 3D mapping and 3D modeling market provides a detailed analysis of 3D mapping applications and helps in understanding driving forces behind the popularity of this technology across different end-user industry. The report includes extensive analysis of the industry drivers, restraints, market trends and market structure. The market study provides comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report segregates the market based on application, and end use industry across different geographies: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and RoW (Rest of the World). The market share analysis of the leading players of global 3D mapping and 3D modeling market mentioned in the report exemplifies the scrupulous understanding of their market shares. The report includes a detailed analysis of the prevalent market situation, company profiles and industry trends for 3D mapping and 3D modeling technology used across various end use industries such as video entertainment, construction, healthcare, automobile, transportation, and others (defense and public safety, retail, advertisement).
This market research study analyzes the 3D mapping and 3D modeling market on a global level, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2014 to 2020. The application segment includes in-depth analysis and forecast of application and end use industry segment across all geographies. The detailed value chain analysis and porter’s five forces analysis helps the market competitors to formulate their business strategies at every stage of their business. Moreover, the market estimates have been analyzed by keeping in mind the several factors which affect the market including but not limited to technological, economical, social, environmental and legal. The market attractiveness tool estimates the attractiveness of this technology across end use industry, where they are benchmarked based on their market scope, growth rate, and general attractiveness.
The report provides company market share analysis of the various industry participants. Key players have also been profiled on the basis of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments in the field of 3D mapping and 3D modeling market. Major market participants profiled in this report include Autodesk, Inc, The Foundry Ltd, Pixologic, Inc, Lightwave 3D, Blender, 3D-Coat, Bentley Systems Incorporated, Softree Technical Systems Inc., Maxon Computers GmbH, Apple Inc., Airbus Defence and Space.
Global 3D Mapping and 3D Modeling Market Segmentation:
3D Mapping Market, by application
- 3D Projection Mapping
- Mapping and Navigation
3D Mapping and 3D Modeling Market, by End-User Industry
- Video Entertainment Industry
- Construction Purposes
- Healthcare Industry
- Automobile Industry
- Transportation Industry
- Others (Defense and Public Safety, Retail, Advertisement)
3D Mapping and 3D Modeling Market, by Geography
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (RoW)