3D Mapping and 3D Modelling Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global 3D Mapping and 3D Modelling Market Analysis & Industry Share and It is Segmented by Type (3D Mapping, 3D Modeling), Application (Projection Mapping, Texture Mapping, Maps and Navigation), End-User Vertical (Entertainment and Media, Automotive, Automotive, Healthcare, Building and Construction, Defense, Transportation), Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa). The Market Size and Forecasts are Provided in Terms of Value in USD for all the Above Segments.

3D Mapping & 3D Modelling Market Size

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3D Mapping And 3D Modeling Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 7.48 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 14.82 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 14.67 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market Analysis

The 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market size is estimated at USD 7.48 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 14.82 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 14.67% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

• The growing availability of 3D content propels the 3D mapping and modeling industry. 3D content is the development of a physical item that can be measured in three different directions - typically the length, height, and breadth. As the need for 3D content grows, the demand for 3D mapping and modeling is also growing, which uses specialized software to produce a three-dimensional representation of an item. Additionally, in this competitive market, 3D mapping and modeling innovations are the easiest ways to create 3D environments. 3D mapping solutions quickly generate high-quality 3D maps of surroundings, ready to be integrated into professional visualization processes.

• 3D mapping and modeling are frequently used in the gaming and video entertainment industries to create action sequences that make viewers feel they are in the actual location. The market for 3D mapping and 3D modeling has grown significantly in recent years due to the rising demand for 3D animation in mobile gaming and other applications and the video entertainment industry's desire to deliver a better watching experience. Gaming firms such as Sony, Xbox, Microsoft, and Tencent already use 3D technology and develop 3D games by building a virtual world that can mimic the user's motion and give them a more realistic experience.

• These developments in VR technology, particularly in the gaming industry, are expected to substantially impact the global market for next-generation 3D displays throughout the projected period. According to the Game Developers Conference, the gaming world is fast evolving. In a 2023 study, 36% of participating game developers worldwide are actively developing games for the Meta Quest virtual reality gear, which would create a market growth opportunity for the 3D Modelling and mapping industry.

• However, data piracy and the high cost associated with the use of technology are some of the factors that may affect the growth of the market over the forecast period. The cost of implementing 3D mapping and modeling software and the high-cost workforce required for developing the maps and models make it challenging to broadly adopt them in many end-user applications, which could be a potential challenge for market growth during the forecast period.

• During the COVID-19 crisis, the 3D mapping and modeling industry has experienced an increase in consumer demand for 3D mapping and modeling software products and services. E-commerce, logistics, online learning, food delivery, healthcare, and many other online business collaborations witnessed substantial growth, exceeding the boundaries of their internal and customer-facing applications. For instance, iMap9 is a floor-disinfecting robot that can navigate and cleanse floors without human intervention. It cleanses the floors using 3D mapping technology. The companies use 3D mapping and modeling software solutions to manage massive volumes of geographical data while meeting user requirements, which shows the demand for the market during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

3D Mapping & 3D Modelling Market Trends

Entertainment and Media Segment would Contribute Significantly to the Market Growth

• Game-building companies, including Epic Games, Ubisoft, and Blizzard Entertainment, all use 3D modeling to create characters, environments, and objects that are then animated. For example, Blizzard Entertainment’s game “Overwatch” uses 3D modelling to make its cast of characters, each with their unique abilities and personalities.

• Applying 3D modelling technology in virtual reality experiences significantly creates immersive environments. Artists can use 3D modeling to create virtual worlds, characters, and objects that users can interact with in VR experiences. For example, the VR game “Beat Saber” uses 3D modeling to create neon-colored blocks that players slice with virtual lightsabers.

• The growing use of virtual reality in gaming propels global demand for the market. VR gaming consoles are becoming increasingly popular in major economies such as the United States, the United Kingdom, China, and Japan. Over the projected period, these technological advancements in VR gaming will boost the growth of the advanced 3D modelling industry worldwide in the future.

• The growth of animations in the entertainment industry fuels the demand for 3D mapping, enabling developers and gamers a more immersive experience. Techniques such as texture mapping create visually stunning environments, and projection mapping can increase interactive experiences, supporting the market's growth.

• Additionally, the growth of events and exhibitions for entertainment purposes after the post-pandemic period and the emergence of digital technology integration in event management are supporting the development of the market in the entertainment segment. For instance, in July 2023, London's leading event venue, ExCeL London, commissioned a new hyper-realistic digital twin to aid event organizers in making decisions about the location and flow of their event, working in partnership with OnePlan for using its 3D venue mapping, showing the demand for the market during the forecast period.

3D Mapping And 3D Modeling Market: Share of Game Developers Working on Game Projects for Select VR-AR Platforms, in Percentage (%), Worldwide, 2023

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Be the Fastest-growing Market

• Asia-Pacific is anticipated to have a substantial 3D mapping and modeling market share. Its expansion may be attributable to the rising demand for 3D imaging sensors, 3D modeling, and 3D visualization, rendering software tools in healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, construction, and media and entertainment industries.

• The growing demand for a realistic representation of the product for marketing purposes by small and medium-sized companies and government agencies in the region would stimulate demand for 3D mapping and modeling products. Rising cloud and IoT adoption and increased web usage are some of the reasons driving the market.

• The media and entertainment business are one of the region's thriving industries, propelled by increased digitalization and internet usage over the last decade. The region's gaming industry's rise is likely to present potential opportunities during the forecast period.

• The application of 3D mapping in construction and urban planning is driving the demand for the market in the Asia Pacific region in line with the infrastructural development in the emerging economies in the area. For instance, in November 2023, the national mapping agency Survey of India (SoI) and Genesys International, a leading Indian mapping company, on Wednesday announced a strategic tie-up for a three-dimensional (3D) digital twin-mapping program in India to create digital twins of significant cities and towns in India, which would support the market growth.

• China, Australia, Singapore, India, and Japan are among the countries in the region with well-developed cyber ecosystems. The region is also launching various attempts to utilize IT infrastructure, allowing business users to adopt more advanced technology. The region is expected to expand rapidly due to economic considerations driving the development and maintenance of production facilities throughout Asia. The region's rise may also be ascribed to its expanding economy, where many firms are increasingly embracing 3D mapping and modeling to innovate their products.

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3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Industry Overview

The 3D mapping and 3D modeling market is highly fragmented, with the presence of major players like Autodesk Inc., Saab AB, Golden Software LLC, Trimble Inc., and Intermap Technologies. Players in the market are adopting strategies such as partnerships and acquisitions to enhance their product offerings and gain sustainable competitive advantage.

• February 2024 - Dublin City University (DCU) has partnered with Bentley Systems to create an advanced digital twin of its campus as part of its Smart DCU initiative by using Bentley’s open 3D and reality modeling technology can make a campus model intricately linked with the Internet of Things (IoT) data, which results in an immersive digital twin, showing the market demand for the 3D modelling and Mapping during the forecast period.

• November 2023 - Cadence and Autodesk Collaborate on Smart Product Design, and with this collaboration, the Cadence Allegro X and OrCAD X would be integrated with the Autodesk Fusion, enabling the design and manufacturing companies to ease their printed Circuit Board (PCB) 3D modelling needs, showing the increasing partnerships in the market supporting the growth.

3D Mapping & 3D Modelling Market Leaders

  1. Autodesk Inc.

  2. Saab AB

  3. Golden Software LLC

  4. Trimble Inc.

  5. Intermap Technologies

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market News

• January 2024 - Techtree Innovation Co. Ltd, a leading geospatial 3D visualization technology company, announced that it has launched ‘AROUND,’ a high-precision, high-resolution 3D geospatial map platform that significantly improves the quality and accuracy of existing 3D maps. The company said that ‘AROUND’ is based on its proprietary 3D map generation and rendering technology. It offers four solutions for various industrial applications, such as urban or intelligent city planning, simulation, military, and disaster management.

• June 2023 - Alpha3D and TRYME announced a partnership to advance the field of AI-generated 3D model creation in eyewear. Alpha3D, a generative AI-powered 2D image to 3D model generation solution, and TRYME, a virtual try-on platform for eyewear, would bring their unique capabilities together in a collaboration that marks a significant step forward in integrating AI and 3D modeling technologies.

3D Mapping & 3D Modelling Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Advent of 3D-enabled Display Devices

      2. 5.1.2 Advancement of 3D Scanners, 3D Sensors, and Other Acquisition Devices

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 High Initial Investments

    3. 5.3 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 3D Mapping

      2. 6.1.2 3D Modeling

    2. 6.2 By Application

      1. 6.2.1 Projection Mapping

      2. 6.2.2 Texture Mapping

      3. 6.2.3 Maps and Navigation

      4. 6.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 6.3 By End-user Vertical

      1. 6.3.1 Entertainment and Media

      2. 6.3.2 Automotive

      3. 6.3.3 Healthcare

      4. 6.3.4 Building and Construction

      5. 6.3.5 Defense

      6. 6.3.6 Transportation

      7. 6.3.7 Other End-user Verticals

    4. 6.4 By Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Latin America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Autodesk Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 Saab AB

      3. 7.1.3 Golden Software LLC

      4. 7.1.4 Trimble Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 Intermap Technologies

      6. 7.1.6 The Foundry Visionmongers Ltd

      7. 7.1.7 Bentley Systems Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Topcon Positioning Systems Inc.

      9. 7.1.9 Airbus Defense and Space

      10. 7.1.10 Cybercity 3D Inc.

      11. 7.1.11 ESRI Inc.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Industry Segmentation

3D mapping and modeling is a technique used to create 3D environments. It is a time-saving approach for providing a clear perspective of a project, landscape, or building site to computer-generated data. A 3D model aids in understanding an architect's material requirements and the project's anticipated cost. By visualizing the project prototype, technology aids in understanding the organization. 3D mapping technology employs machine vision to help profile three-dimensional objects in the real world, giving the most advanced technological approaches for visualization and information collecting.

The 3D mapping and 3D modeling market is segmented by type (3D mapping, 3D modeling), application (projection mapping, texture mapping, maps, and navigation), end-user vertical (entertainment and media, automotive, automotive, healthcare, building and construction, defense, transportation), geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value in USD for all the above segments.

By Type
3D Mapping
3D Modeling
By Application
Projection Mapping
Texture Mapping
Maps and Navigation
Other Applications
By End-user Vertical
Entertainment and Media
Building and Construction
Other End-user Verticals
By Geography
North America
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
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3D Mapping & 3D Modelling Market Research FAQs

The 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market size is expected to reach USD 7.48 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 14.67% to reach USD 14.82 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market size is expected to reach USD 7.48 billion.

Autodesk Inc., Saab AB, Golden Software LLC, Trimble Inc. and Intermap Technologies are the major companies operating in the 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market.

In 2023, the 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market size was estimated at USD 6.38 billion. The report covers the 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the 3D Mapping And 3D Modelling Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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3D Mapping and 3D Modelling Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)