Thursday 16 April 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Satellite-based Earth Observation Services Market in the US: DigitalGlobe Inc., MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) and Skybox Imaging Inc.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: GeoOptics, PlanetIQ and Planet Labs.
The report said: “Increased adoption of analytics is one of the major trends witnessed in the market. Analytics enables the provision of detailed and meaningful information to end-users. The rapid evolution of analytics in the earth observation space is expected to propel overall market growth significantly.”
According to the report, enhanced image availability is one of the major factors expected to propel overall market. Satellites that can capture enhanced images and provide superior data transmission for accurate predictions are being increasingly developed in the US. Attributes such as the high quality of cameras, enriched image-enhancing, and superior remote sensing have resulted in enhanced image quality in earth observation systems.
Further, the report states that Governments worldwide have failed to allocate adequate funds for their space programs. The procurement of advanced space technologies and high-quality equipment is a difficult process. Consequent to a demand-supply mismatch, many governments feel compelled to import some equipment, which adds to their overall costs.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.