Friday 24 April 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the GIS Market in China: Autonavi Holdings Ltd., HERE, Hexagon AB and NavInfo Co. Ltd.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Autodesk, Beijing Supermap, Bentley System, Bing Maps, China Information Technology, DigitalGlobe, ESRI, Trimble and Zondy Cyber.
The report said: “One of the major trends in the market is increased investment in GIS software in China. Vendors are investing huge amounts in the market leading to high economic growth in China. Vendors such as Paragon Software Systems, a leading routing, scheduling, and transport management software company in the UK, has launched a national street-level mapping project for routing vehicles in mainland China.”
According to the report, increased use of GIS in disaster management is one of the major factors driving the market. For instance, GIS applications for forest fire management such as fire-risk assessment, prescribed burn planning, forest fire simulation, post-fire assessment, and monitoring help in containing a forest fire by taking into consideration the fire starting point, topography, and vegetation coverage using remote sensing and wind-flow velocity and direction.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in the market is increased demand for open-source GIS software. High cost of GIS software has led to a wide adoption of open-source software across several sectors in China. China has the presence of a large number of SMEs, however it does not have sufficient capital to invest in GIS software. This has a negative impact on the growth of the GIS Software market in China.
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.