Mobile GIS Market (Geographic Information System) to Grow at 10.04% CAGR to 2020

According to the mobile geographic information system market, the adoption of GIS technology is growing with the increasing use of mobile devices. GIS in mobile devices helps many organizations leverage maps and streamline field workflows.

Mobile geographic information system (GIS) market is increasingly preferred in remote locations such as underdeveloped villages and forest areas. On-premises GIS requires hardware and network infrastructure, which are largely unavailable in these areas. Instead, mobile GIS can be used to identify geographical features of a particular place suitable for crop cultivation. It is also used for the assessment of forest area.

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The analysts forecast global mobile geographic information system market to grow at a CAGR of 10.04% during the period 2016-2020. 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 mobile geographic information system 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.

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End-user segmentation of the mobile geographic information system market –
Government, Military, Natural resources and 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 geographic information system market

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.

The global mobile geographic information system 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.

The leading vendors analyzed in mobile geographic information system market report are ESRI and Hexagon.

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

Further, the mobile geographic information system marketreport states that technical expertise is required to develop apps that are compatible various platforms such as iOS, Android, and Windows. iOS uses Objective C, Android uses Java, and Windows uses .NET. Programming in multiple platforms requires capabilities and design considerations, which is a complex process.

Another related report on GIS is Global GIS Market 2016-2020, the market research analyst predicts the global GIS market to grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 10% by 2020. The global GIS market is witnessing increased adoption of effective and efficient design processes for GIS. Geodesign provides an active and engaged approach to designing with geography. Vendors are increasingly developing design models that help them to develop new and advanced GIS technology.

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Key players in the Global GIS market: ESRI, Hexagon and MDA

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Autodesk, AvisMap GIS Technologies, Bentley Systems, GE, Hitachi Zosen, PASCO, Pitney Bowes, Ubisense Group, and USGS.

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