3D mapping technology is emerging as one of the most complete and fastest ways to build three-dimensional environments in the market these days. 3D mapping solutions have facilitated the user to rapidly build 3D maps of the surroundings with extreme clarity and accuracy. With funds towering up for 3D mapping applications for smartphones, market players including Samsung, Nokia, and others are showing their strong interest in the 3D mapping and 3D modelling market.
The 3D-enableddevices like GPS components, scanners, sensors, cameras, and other devices have created significant opportunities in the market. The increasing demand for 3D technology in tablets, PCs, smartphones, notebooks, and cars are also expected to provide further opportunities to the market vendors during the forecast period.
3D mapping & 3D modelling is a method of viewing and creating objects using three-dimensional techniques. While mapping helps to make three-dimensional interpretations of objects, modelling is used to create a three dimensional model of the preferred object with the use of expert softwares. 3D modelling methods include polygonal modelling, splines, patches and primitive modelling.
On the basis of applications, the 3D mapping & 3D modelling market can be categorized as entertainment, transportation, defence and security, healthcare, automobile, construction, and retail. On the other hand, the 3D mapping, and 3D modelling market can be categorized on the basis of end users as 3D projection mapping, and mapping and navigation.
Advancement of 3D sensors, 3D scanners, , superior 3D viewing experience and increased availability of 3D content are the major drivers of global 3D mapping, and 3D modelling market.
3D mapping & 3D modelling provides numerous applications to industries in the field of automobiles, healthcare, construction, entertainment, and transportation. Vehicles such as trucks and cars are designed using 3D mapping & 3D modelling technology in the automation industry. Moreover, the technology offers improved vision of the body parts and is used in healthcare industry to study about the human body. In the construction sector, the technology is used to create a 3D view of construction site and buildings. 3D mapping & 3D modelling technology is used in entertainment sector to provide virtual view of cinema and to generate animated models of games and movies.
The 3D mapping & 3D modelling market is expected to grow at an exponential rate in the coming years due to easy availability and advancements in 3D equipment such as scanners, sensors, and GPS components. Moreover, the increasing usage of technology in existing mobile applications is also expected to support the growth of the 3D mapping & 3D modelling market in the coming years. Development of additional 3D mapping and modelling applications, such as improved tracking for retail and marketing research, across several business verticals and improvement in mapping technology for enhanced user-experience are the opportunities which are expected to bring opportunities for the global 3D mapping & 3D modelling market.
Lack of advanced software packages for simulating 3D data and additional costs associated with 3D modelling & 3D mapping are the major challenges hindering the growth of global 3D mapping and 3D modelling market.
Geographically, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period owing to the emerging opportunities in countries such as India, and China.
The key competitors in the global 3D mapping and 3D modelling market include NewTek, Inc., Pixologic, Inc, Blender.org, Autodesk Inc, Lightwave 3D, Bentley Systems, Incorporated, 3D-Coat, Apple Inc., MAXON Computer, Softree Technical Systems Inc a nd Airbus DS GmbH.
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