According to a new report by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global 3D mapping and 3D modelling market has a largely consolidated competitive landscape. Autodesk, Inc, NewTek, Inc. (Lightwave3D), Blender Foundation, The Foundry, Pixologic, 3D-Coat, Apple, Inc, Incorporated are the top players in this market and collectively, they acquired nearly 75% of the overall market in 2013. For the highest market share the market accounting was dominated by Autodesk Inc in the year of 2013.
These leading market players are continuously putting efforts to strengthen their positions in the global market share through the establishment of upcoming animation and video games production facilities. 3D mapping and 3D modelling companies are predicted to involve actively in joint ventures and strategic business partnerships over the forecast period, which is likely to grow the competition in this market, states the research report.
As per the report, the opportunity in this market, which was US$2,916.8 mn in 2013, is anticipated to expand at a healthy 6.4% CAGR from 2014 to 2020, rising to a valuation of US$4416.5 mn by 2020.
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Construction Sector to Surface as Leading End User of 3D Mapping and Modelling
The report considers mapping and navigation, 3D projection mapping, construction, healthcare, automobiles and video gaming as the key application areas of 3D mapping and 3D modelling. Among these, the demand for advanced 3D models and maps is significantly high in the construction sector. According to the analysts, the scenario will remain consistent over the forecast period as well.
In terms of geography, the research report segments the worldwide market for 3D mapping and 3D modelling into North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. With a share of 36.5%, North America led the global market in 2013. Rising number of restructuring of ancient buildings, castles, forts, and visualization of future construction projects stimulate the market growth in the region. The rising use of 3D modelling and mapping solutions for applications such as high resolution 3D geospatial data, developing 3D city models, traffic control and disasters also influences the market growth in this region, which is expected to remain high throughout the forecast period.