Worldwide Aerial Imaging Industry to 2026 - Key Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities -

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The Aerial Imaging Market growth is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.2% during the forecasted period.

Aerial imaging refers to the taking of images from an aircraft or other flying vehicle. The flying objects for aerial imaging include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps, and dirigibles. Aerial imaging is generally used for route designing, updating the existing mapping, urban planning, and, most importantly, for survey and inspection with minimal efforts.

The application of aerial imaging has escalated in several sectors, which include agriculture & forestry, energy & resource management, travel and tourism, research and media and entertainment, and others are boosting the growth of the market. Additionally, usage of location-based services for navigating & remote monitoring is projected to impel the aerial imaging market's growth. Somehow, satellite imagery usage as a replacement and restricting government regulations concerning national security restrain the market growth.

Companies Mentioned

  • ARC Blom ASA
  • Bluesky International Ltd.
  • Digital Aerial Solutions LLC
  • GeoVantage
  • Getmapping
  • Kucera International Inc.
  • McKenzie Geospatial Surveys Limited
  • High Eye Aerial Imaging Inc.
  • Cooper Aerial
  • Aerial Imaging Limited
  • Midwest Aerial Photography
  • Propellerheads Aerial Photography

In the aerial imaging market based on the platform, the unmanned aerial vehicle or drone segment is considered to hold the market's maximum share. The drones are widely used for aerial imaging by the government and military sectors. Since drones and UAVs offer convenience for capturing aerial images in urban areas and government agencies are deploying these drones for law enforcement and criminal investigations.

By application, the disaster management segment is happening to depict the highest growth rate. This is attributed to the increasing number of natural calamities every year, where the requirement of damage assessment measures also increased. Since, after the occurrence of a disaster, the drones and other aerial vehicles are used to assess and repair and relief requirements by taking images.

In the aerial imaging market, the end-user segment is divided into government, energy, military & defense, agriculture & forestry, archeology & civil engineering, and oil and gas. The agriculture and forestry segment is expected to have lucrative growth in the market. This is due to the advanced technology incorporated in the drones, such as sensors that assist in precise agricultural functions by mapping the various parameters such as soil health, fertility levels, and vegetation.

As per the geographical analysis, North America is extremely dominating the aerial imaging market share. The dominance is due to aerial imaging's growing adoption in the various sectors and deployment of several innovative platforms that include drones and unmanned aerial systems for collecting the necessary data from a high-resolution image. Moreover, aerial platforms' enormously increasing adoption in military and defense in this region is majorly supporting the maximum share in this region.

The rise in the deployment of drone technology has been transforming the global aerial imaging market, which is enabling it to penetrate various areas comprised of agriculture and defense intelligence. Further, the establishments in electronic media, smartphone deployment, advanced technology in wireless applications resulted in numerous companies rendering location-based services. Therefore, the companies employing location-based services such as e-commerce websites, online food supply, social networks, etc., are significantly responsible for the aerial imaging market's growth.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Industry Outlook

3. Market Snapshot

3.1. Total Addressable Market

3.2. Segment Addressable Market

3.2.1. PEST Analysis

3.2.2. Porter Five Forces

3.3. Related Markets

3.4. Ecosystem

4. Market Overview

4.1. Overview

4.1.1. Market Evolution

4.2. Market Trends and Impact

4.3. Pricing Analysis

4.4. Market Segmentation

4.5. Market Dynamics

4.5.1. Drivers

4.5.2. Restraints

4.5.3. Opportunities

4.6. DRO - Impact Analysis

5. Platform: Market Size & Analysis

5.1. Overview

5.2. Fixed-wing aircraft

5.3. Helicopter

5.4. UAV/drone

6. Application: Market Size & Analysis

6.1. Overview

6.2. Geospatial mapping

6.3. Disaster management

6.4. Energy & resource management

6.5. Surveillance & monitoring

6.6. Urban planning

6.7. Conservation and research

7. End-User: Market Size & Analysis

7.1. Overview

7.2. Government

7.3. Energy

7.4. Military & defense

7.5. Agriculture & forestry

7.6. Archaeology & civil engineering

7.7. Oil & gas

8. Geography: Market Size & Analysis

8.1. Overview

8.2. North America

8.3. Europe

8.4. Asia Pacific

8.5. Rest of the World

9. Competitive Landscape

9.1. Competitor Comparison Analysis

9.2. Market Developments

9.2.1. Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal, Awards, Partnerships

9.2.2. Product Launches and execution

10. Vendor Profiles

11. Companies to Watch

12. Analyst Opinion

13. Annexure

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For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900