Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Digital Map Market Size to grow by USD 13.69 billion between 2023-2027

According to a research report “ Digital Map Market” by Application (Navigation, Geocoders, Others) Type (Outdoor, Indoor) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2027 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 13.69 billion, at a CAGR of  22.95% during the forecast period. A Professional Digital Assistant, also known as a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), is a software solution that executes tasks and renders services for individual users. These functions are initiated by user commands, location data, and access to diverse online resources, including news, weather, traffic updates, schedules, and retail pricing. These devices, sometimes referred to as virtual assistants, enable consumers to optimize their daily routines while driving and cater to the needs of physically disabled users via voice commands. Notable examples of PDAs include Cortana, Siri, Amazon Echo, Google Now, and Facebook M. These advanced tools streamline user experiences by seamlessly integrating essential information and services.

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By Application, the Navigation segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

The outdoor digital map market holds immense potential for revenue generation, particularly in sectors such as manufacturing, oil and gas, defense, and insurance. Digital maps are instrumental in various navigation and tracking applications, including geocoding, local search, online mapping, and routing. With the proliferation of smartphones, location-based services (LBS) represent a significant opportunity for outdoor augmented reality (AR) applications. Notable examples include Google's GPS navigation for online mapping, as well as the utilization of GPS and digital compasses for outdoor maps. LBS applications have gained traction in industries like manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, and defense.

By Type, Outdoor  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the automotive industry, digital maps have emerged as essential tools for driver assistance applications. These maps provide real-time information on meteorological, hydrographic, and navigational conditions, enhancing safety and convenience for drivers. The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the automotive sector with remote monitoring services for car diagnostics and theft recovery. The escalating adoption of digital maps can be attributed to the development of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technologies and the increasing use of personal navigation devices (PNDs) and other navigation systems in the automotive industry. Digital maps enable real-time traffic information, ensuring optimal routes and reducing travel time. The integration of digital maps in connected cars is further fueling their demand, as drivers increasingly seek to stay informed and improve their driving experience.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the digital map market is experiencing significant growth, primarily driven by countries such as Japan, China, and South Korea, as well as select Southeast Asian nations. These markets present substantial opportunities for the sale of Internet of Things (IoT) devices over the next several years. IoT devices play a crucial role in digital maps, enabling location-based services and real-time data feeds. By integrating IoT device data into digital maps, organizations and local governments can develop real-time dashboards, facilitating effective management of assets and resources, including traffic monitoring and oil field equipment tracking. The APAC region's digital connectivity landscape is rapidly expanding, fueling the demand for digital maps and IoT technologies.

The Digital Map Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
  • Alphabet Inc.
  • American Digital Cartography Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • CACI International Inc.
  • Elbit Systems Ltd.
  • Esri
  • General Motors Co
  • Geobis International
  • HERE Global BV
  • GmbH
  • Intellias group
  • LightBox Holdings L.P.
  • Mapquest Inc.
  • MapSherpa
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • NavInfo Co. Ltd.
  • Nearmap Ltd.
  • Sensewhere Ltd.
  • TomTom International BV

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Research Analysis Overview

The Digital Map Market is a dynamic and innovative industry that leverages computer technology to create and distribute digital maps in various formats, including rivers, buildings, roads, and terrain data in real-time. These digital maps are essential for various industries such as telecommunication, automobile, energy & power, and transportation, as they provide accurate geographic information in a digital format. Advanced GIS and map analytics tools enable real-time tracking systems to analyze spatial data and provide valuable insights. Real-time mapping is a crucial aspect of the Digital Map Market, with applications in industries such as logistics, emergency services, and transportation. The market is driven by the increasing use of connected devices, APIs, and advanced technologies such as Google Now, Amazon Echo, Siri, Cortana, PDA, and GPS. The integration of digital maps with these technologies has revolutionized the way we navigate and access information. The Digital Map Market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, with a high Return on Investment (RoI) for businesses that utilize these technologies effectively. The Internet and telecommunication have played a significant role in the growth of the Digital Map Market, enabling real-time data exchange and access to vast amounts of spatial data. The market is expected to continue growing as more industries recognize the value of digital maps and the advanced technologies that power them.

Market Research Overview

The Digital Map Market is a dynamic and evolving industry that leverages advanced technologies like machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to create real-time digital maps for various applications. These maps provide accurate and up-to-date information on infrastructure conditions, pedestrian movement, air quality measurements, traffic patterns, and more. Sensors, wearable devices, smartphones, connected vehicles, and environmental sensors are some of the key sources of location-based data used in digital map-making. Outdoor applications include transportation, logistics, business planning, impact analysis, and urban planning. Indoor applications include home appliances, automotive vehicles, and real-time tracking systems. Digital maps are essential for navigation, conservationists studying habitats and sensitive ecosystems, agriculture with data on nutrient levels, soil types, and crop yields, and public services. Geospatial data, spatial data, and computer technology in digital format have revolutionized traditional maps, with companies like Mapbox, Lepton Software, DMTI Spatial, and 5G networks leading the way. AR technologies, GPS-enabled devices, and modern GIS systems have also transformed the industry. Legal challenges around data privacy and ownership persist, but the benefits of digital maps in transportation, emergency situations, and real-time navigation are undeniable. The prevalence of smartphones and location-based services has further fueled the growth of digital map-making. Companies like Alibaba, Flipkart, and the e-commerce sector are leveraging digital maps for efficient transportation routes and traffic congestion analysis. Advanced GIS, telecommunication, automobile, energy & power, and internet industries are also major consumers of digital maps. SDKs, APIs, and real-time mapping solutions from companies like META, Inpixon, Alibaba Group, ServiceNow, LightBox, MapQuest, INRIX, ESRI, Nearmap, and Google Now are driving innovation in the digital map market. The future of digital maps lies in advanced technologies like ML, AI, and 3D platforms, providing accurate and up-to-date information for various industries and applications.


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