Drone Mapping Market

Drone Mapping Market Analysis, By Services (Thematic Mapping, Topographic Mapping, Cadastral Mapping, Navigation Mapping, Series Mapping), By end use industry (Energy, Construction, Transportation & Warehouse, Others), and Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Drone Mapping Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Drone Mapping Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The global drone mapping market is valued at US$ 1,022.2 million in 2023. The market is expected to expand rapidly at a CAGR of 17.1% and reach a valuation of US$ 4,955.5 million by the end of 2033.

The drone mapping market is about 43.0% of the global mapping and surveying market and holds around 13.2% of the overall drone service market which was around US$ 6.6 billion in 2022.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 872.9 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 1,022.2 Million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 4,955.5 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~17.1% CAGR

North America Market Share (2022)


East Asia Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~18.1% CAGR

United States Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

~17.3% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • 3DroneMapping
  • ABJ Drones
  • Aerial Robotix
  • Aerial Vision Ltd
  • AerialWorks Inc.
  • AERIUM Analytics
  • Aerodrome
  • Aeroview Services
  • Aeroworks Productions
  • Afridrones
  • Afridrones
  • Aivia Group
  • Arch Aerial
  • Artrabia
  • Avian UAS
  • DC Geomatics
  • Dronegy
  • DJM Aerial Solutions
  • Drone Dispatch
  • DroneView Technologies LLC
  • DDC Smart Inspection
  • EagleHawk
  • Falconviz
  • Firmatek

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Developing construction industry to exhibit the drone mapping services demand

In comparison with the traditional method of site topography (inspection, survey, and others), drones perform site tasks more efficiently, and accurately with time & cost efficiency. With the increasing construction sector, the demand for drone mapping services is expected to rise at a significant pace in the forthcoming period owing to the above-mentioned benefits associated with drones.

During the construction of any building or infrastructure, drones also play an essential role in tracking & monitoring the equipment used in the construction process. Also, drone mapping services are gaining tremendous popularity in the construction industry to have better decisions with accuracy, quality, and visual data of the sites daily to have a necessary decision regarding improvement and enhancing workers' productivity. Additionally, workers' safety is observed during the construction process with the help of drones therefore, the rise in the construction industry worldwide will substantially leverage the market growth in the forthcoming period.

  • Short Term (2023 Q1-2026): Drone mapping services are high in demand post-COVID. As construction activities got resumed in various economies cost & time effective methods are being excessively adopted by engineers and construction professionals.
  • Medium Term (2026-2029): The substantial rise in the development of various sectors like oil & gas, mining, real estate, and construction, these services are projected to gain immense popularity across the globe. The cost and time efficiency offered by these services will exhibit market growth in various industry verticals.
  • Long Term (2029-2033): Increasing urbanization and global population will substantially result in infrastructure development. Whereas, the government's motive for the development of smart buildings and infrastructure will escalate the demand for these services in the long run.

East Asia is expected to rise with fastest CAGR of 18.1% in the drone mapping market during the forecast period (2023-2033).

Drone mapping market forecast by Fact.MR

The image illustrate the expected total addressable market value of 1,022.2 million in the 2023. During the historic period (2018-2022), the market growth rate was 10.4% and projected to rise with a CAGR of 17.1% during the forecast period (2023-2033).

What are the factors driving the demand of drone mapping services?

Increasing demand from agriculture sector”

Drone mapping services are gaining substantial popularity in the agriculture sector. With agriculture mechanization and technological development, drones are used in the agriculture field to map out fields regarding planting & harvesting, multispectral imagery to track crops' health and livestock tracking, etc. Through all these services, the farmer can efficiently able plan his entire farming process, take care of crops, and timely plan out crucial decisions to prevent crops from damage.

Drone mapping service provides cut down the excessive time consumed on-farm surveys in traditional methods. Also, it helps in cost-effectively managing large fields by efficient soil analysis, disruption in the irrigation system, and comparing crop growth with previous years. Owing to all these benefits, offered by drone mapping services, it is gaining popularity in the agriculture sector.

Drone mapping utility for public safety

Drones these days are integrated with advanced technologies like 3D imaging, GPS, sensors, advanced cameras, and others. They are also integrated with artificial intelligence which is escalating their demand in accident reconstruction, terrestrial scene reconstruction, and faster documentation of events with speed and accuracy.

With all these benefits, it is playing an essential role in public safety by gathering information regarding roads, firefighting, and other emergency response. Drones mapping services offer to recreate accident scenes in 3D imaging to provide necessary insights regarding road accidents & reason behind them.

It secures pictures, and monitor situation for firefighters to find a way and initiate a planned rescue operation for people. It offers a valid automated document preparation of accidents and emergencies to the investigators, forensic experts, insurance agents, and others to have proper insights regarding accidents and taking safety measures that could prevent further occurrence.

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Key factors restraining the market growth

“Strict government regulation on drone mapping services”

Rules and regulations from the government are some of the main obstacles that drone utilization in mapping and GIS will confront. Drones are still relatively young technologies that are navigating some unexplored ground for both business and personal use.

Compliance with the FAA's regulations will be crucial because drones can fly. It is acknowledged that all laws must be strictly followed, and restricted places like airports, military bases, and specific industrial complexes must be taken into account.

Whether drones are being used for commercial, government, or recreational purposes, the FAA has various regulations for each. Drone pilots must be aware of all of these regulations because they might be stringent. Laws governing drone use are expected to change as the drone business does. Any individual or business using drones are required to follow the necessary guidelines and practices to operate drones for mapping or other purpose.

Country-wise Insights

Why United States is projected to drive drone mapping service demand?

The United States drone mapping services market is driven by increasing infrastructure development in the region and the growing oil & gas industry.

The United States is a mature market for the drone mapping services market. These services are adopted in various industry verticals including construction, oil & gas, mining, and others. With the substantial rise in infrastructure development in the region due to an increase in the reconstruction of older infrastructure and the development of new roads and bridges, drone mapping services are highly utilized to offer necessary insights regarding the land and infrastructure.

Moreover, the increase in the oil & gas industry is a major factor attributing to the demand for drone mapping services. As it automates analysis and reporting quickly to the officers regarding different aspects and condition of oil & gas extraction plants, ensures workers' safety through monitoring various risks and enhance communication between them. With the significant number of oil & gas extraction activities going on in the region, demand for drone mapping services is observed with significant height.

Why Chinese drone mapping market expected to be highly lucrative?

The Chinese drone mapping market is highly fragmented and projected to rise with a CAGR of 18.7% during the forecast period.

The agriculture sector will exhibit the demand for drones in the country. As China holds one of the largest shares in the agriculture sector across the globe, the utility of advanced technology in farming for inspection of fields, livestock, crop health, and others will exhibit the demand for these services.

Moreover, China spends about 15% of its GDP on the construction sector, resulting in substantial development of buildings, bridges, railway tracks, and others. To cut down the excessive cost of a manual survey of the construction sites, drones are projected to be utilized to ensure workers' safety and monitor the construction site efficiently.

China has a well-developed mining industry, and drones are gaining popularity in the country to attain essential information about the oil wells and rigs during the exploration and drilling process.

Category-wise Insights

Construction is poised to drive the drone mapping market

Land mapping is essential while proceeding with new construction for engineers. They use drones these days as a modern tool to inspect land and construction areas to efficiently proceed with construction activities. Therefore, drone mapping services have substantial utility in the pre-construction planning process.

Whereas, these services are highly demanded from engineers to prevent excessive time and cost incurred on survey & monitoring of building and infrastructure while construction activity is in process. It monitors equipment and searches for a risky locations to enhance workers' safety.

Why navigation mapping services are so popular?

The conceptual navigation map displays "routes" the user can or must follow via the configuration to carry out and complete all of the procedures necessary to achieve a goal. Industry like oil & gas and mining are in substantial demand for drone mapping services for navigation mapping to see the route of and cater essential information from mining sites, oil wells, and others during the extraction, exploration, and drilling stages.

Navigation mapping services help construction professionals in a faster survey of large areas with accurate measurement and substantially helps in reducing the budget cost and improves turnaround time which efficiently helps the customer in avoiding cost overrun and delay in the project. Owing to these factors, navigation mapping services are projected to have significant demand in the drone mapping market.

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Competitive Landscape

Key market participants in the drone mapping service market are 3DroneMapping, ABJ Drones, Aerial Robotix, Aerial Vision Ltd, AerialWorks Inc., AERIUM Analytics, Aerodrome, Aeroview Services, Aeroworks Productions, Afridrones, Aivia Group, AMKVO, Arch Aerial, Artrabia, Avian UAS, DC Geomatics, Dronegy, DJM Aerial Solutions, Drone Dispatch, DroneView Technologies LLC, DDC Smart Inspection, EagleHawk, Falconviz and Firmatek.

The market is highly fragmented with the presence of various market players. Rigorous actions like acquisition and expansion by these market players to enhance their presence and cope with the competitive environment is been observed in the market. For instance,

  • In September 2022, Airborne Response, one of the leading drone service providers has been acquired by Safe Pro Group Inc. The Safe Pro Group Inc. is a developer of safety and security solutions that has acquired Airborne Response to expand its capabilities in offering government & commercial customer’s mission-critical solutions.
  • In June 2021, Volatus Aerospace has acquired ConnexiCore, a leading drone service provider in Pennsylvania. The company's motive behind the acquisition expands its footprint in the United States along with developing its Canadian drone business further.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the provider of drone mapping market positioned across regions, revenue growth, and service offering expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of the Drone Mapping Market

  • By Services :

    • Thematic Mapping
    • Topographic Mapping
    • Cadastral Mapping
    • Navigation Mapping
    • Series Mapping
  • By End-use Industry :

    • Energy
    • Construction
    • Transportation & Warehouse
    • Agriculture
    • Mining, Oil & Gas Extraction
    • Public Administration
    • Real Estate & Industrial Plant
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What will be the future CAGR of the market growth?

The market is expected to grow with the CAGR of 17.1% during the forecast period 2023-2033.

Which region accounts the leading share in global drone mapping market?

North America holds leading share of 35.0% in the market

What is the growth rate of East Asia in the global drone mapping market?

East Asia to exhibit highest CAGR of 18.1% in the global drone mapping market.

Which end-use industry accounts for leading share in the market?

Construction to hold the largest share of 33.0% in the market.

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