The global aerial imaging market grew at a CAGR of around 12% during 2014-2019. Aerial imaging refers to the process of capturing photographs of the ground from a flying object, such as helicopters, fixed-wing aircrafts, balloons, parachutes, rockets and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They are commonly used for getting insights regarding geospatial mapping, infrastructure planning, disaster management, ground surveillance and environmental monitoring. The imaging systems are equipped with Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems, 360-degree vision cameras and geographic systems. They provide spatial information about land cover, vegetation areas, soil maps and geological areas, which is used for analysis and strategic planning for urban settlements and route designing.

Significant growth in the construction and tourism industries is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market. In line with this, drones and other UAVs are used to get information for commercial, residential and industrial sectors to observe and obtain images for research and land-mapping remotely. In the construction industry, aerial imaging solutions are deployed for collecting topographical information and conducting site inspections. Furthermore, widespread adoption of location-based services is providing a boost to the market growth. Public and government organizations are using aerial imaging solutions for archeological and developing 360-degree panoramic interfaces. Additionally, various technological advancements, such as improvements in wireless technologies and integration with the Internet of Things (IoT)-based systems, are contributing to the market growth. These technologies aid in obtaining high-quality images of the ground and spaces that are usually inaccessible. Other factors, including the increasing utilization of aerial imaging for defense applications and rising instances of natural calamities, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, cyclones and tornadoes, are projected to drive the market further. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the global aerial imaging market to continue its strong growth during the next five years.

Breakup by Aircraft Type:

Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Helicopters
UAVs/Drones
Others

Breakup by Camera Orientation:

Vertical
Oblique
High Oblique
Low Oblique

Breakup by Application:

Geospatial Mapping
Infrastructure Planning
Asset Inventory Management
Environmental Monitoring
National and Urban Mapping
Surveillance and Monitoring
Disaster Management
Others

Breakup by End Use Sector:

Government
Energy
Defense
Agriculture and Forestry
Construction and Archaeology
Media and Entertainment
Others

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Canada
Asia Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Others
Europe
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Russia
Others
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Others
Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being Blom Norway (Terratec AS), Cooper Aerial Surveys Co., Digital Aerial Solutions LLC, Eagle Aerial Solutions, Eagle View Technologies Inc., Fugro N.V., GeoVantage Inc. (John Deere), Global UAV Technologies Ltd., Kucera International Inc. and Landiscor Real Estate Mapping.

Key questions answered in this report:

How has the global aerial imaging market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global aerial imaging market?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the aircraft type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the camera orientation?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What is the breakup of the market based on the end use sector?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global aerial imaging market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?