Geographic Information System (GIS) Market Report

Geographic Information System (GIS) Market Analysis, By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By Usage, By Application (Transport, Agriculture, Construction, Mining, Aerospace), By Device, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Nov, 2017
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-015-6
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 100

Industry Insights

The global Geographic Information System (GIS) market size was valued at USD 5.52 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period. The Geographic Information System market is majorly driven by infrastructural developments such as smart cities, water and land management, utility, and urban planning.

The services segment provides various applications such as location-based services and, thus, is one of the prominent contributors to the market share. Advancements in GIS technologies, such as geo-analytics and integrated location-based data services, are also boosting the adoption of GIS in various regional markets, thereby driving the market demand over the forecast period.

U.S. GIS market

Industry participants are enhancing their products by integrating LiDAR and cloud GIS solutions into their portfolio. Advancements in technologies such as LiDAR, which is used to capture and store data, are expected to drive the market demand over the forecast period.

Components Insights

Based on components, the GIS market has been segmented into hardware, software, and services. The services segment is expected to witness increased demand due to the rising use of spatial data analytics in various applications such as food delivery, taxi aggregators, and urban planning, among others.

The hardware segment is anticipated to be one of the leading segments over the forecast period. The segment accounted for 22.57% of the overall industry share in 2016.

Software based GIS are widely used in digital mapping, spatial data analysis, spatial database management systems, and spatial data processing. The demand for software is expected to increase substantially with a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period.

Usage Insights

Based on usage, the market has been segmented into surveying, mapping, and navigation. The navigation segment held the largest market share in 2016.

Surveyors use various tools to gather, analyze, and deliver accurate data. GIS technologies provide a central location to conduct spatial analysis, overlay data, and integrate systems and solutions. They also save the time of surveyors by enabling them to easily manage, share, and analyze data.

The surveying segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR of 10.6% over the forecast period. Thus, the increasing adoption of GIS in surveying is expected to drive the demand for GIS.

Application Insights

The construction segment is expected to witness the highest growth rate over the forecast period. The increasing application of global positioning system in transport and logistics is likely to enhance the demand for GIS in the market. In agriculture, the technology is used to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of farming techniques. The wide applications of the technology are anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

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Moreover, the growing urbanization will also fuel the growth of the market in construction and infrastructure development. GIS technology is used in the analysis of urban planning such as usage value of the land, flatness of the land, availability of facilities such as water and electricity.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific GIS market is expected to register a high CAGR over the forecast period. The growth is mainly attributed to the increased use of GIS in utilities, construction, and agricultural segments in the region.

Countries such as China, Japan, and India witness a relatively higher penetration rate of GIS compared to other countries. Thus, the market is expected to witness significant growth in these countries.

Europe contributes a largest market share in GIS market with major applications in utilities, transportation & logistics and construction. North America follows Europe in terms of market share with major part of the revenue from desktop GIS technologies. South America and MEA are less penetrated by the GIS technologies and thus have large market potential to grow at a higher rate.

Competitive Insights

Key participants in the market include Autodesk Inc.,AutoNavi Software Co., Ltd., Bentley Systems, Inc., CARTO, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., Hexagon AB, Pitney Bowes Inc., SuperMap Software Co., Ltd., Topcon Positioning Systems, and Trimble, Inc.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, China, Japan, India, and Brazil

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and analyzes the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global GIS market based on components, usage, application, devices and regions:

  • Components Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Hardware

    • Software

    • Services

  • Usage Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Surveying

    • Mapping

    • Navigation

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Transport and Logistics

    • Agriculture

    • Construction

    • Mining and Geology

    • Oil & Gas

    • Aerospace and Defense

    • Utilities

    • Government

  • Devices Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Desktop

    • Mobile

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East and Africa

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