Digital mapping cameras are specialised digital cameras that take photos that can be used to produce two-dimensional or three-dimensional maps. These cameras are frequently outfitted with GPS, laser rangefinders, and other sensors that allow them to record precise data about the terrain and objects they image.The growing demand for cameras in various end-use sectors such as building, surveying, and mapping is projected to boost the digital mapping cameras market. Various cameras are widely used in these industries for a variety of purposes, including land surveying, topographic mapping, cadastral surveys, site planning, route surveying, and others. Additionally, increased demand for high-resolution photos and data for a variety of uses is expected to drive market expansion during the forecast period. Another important factor driving market expansion is the rising use of drones equipped with digital mapping cameras for a variety of applications such as search and rescue operations, disaster management, agricultural mapping, and others.
According to Business Research Insights, the global digital mapping camera market size was valued at USD 232.3 million in 2022 and is projected to reach a valuation of USD 282.2 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 3.3%. The market has leading players; Applanix, DIMAC Systems, Vexcel Imaging, Imperx, RolleiMetric, Microsoft Vexcel, Leica Geosystems, IGI, Jena-Optronik, Intergraph.
COVID-19 IMPACT: The novel Coronavirus is having a significant impact on the imaging business. Professional photographers are facing weeks of session cancellations and the postponing of key events like as the Olympics. The camera business, as well as the greater IT industry as a whole, began to experience shortages. While the majority of big camera firms are located in Japan (a country that has seen little delay as a result of the virus, at least for the time being), much of the manufacturing takes place in China, where the virus struck early and hard.
Business Research Insights States Top 5 Digital Mapping Camera Companies-
1. Vexel Imaging (Austria)
Vexcel Imaging, founded in 1992, draws on more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to provide digital aerial cameras based on cutting-edge technology. The UltraMap photogrammetric post-processing software, which is fully integrated with the sensor family, provides outstanding quality point clouds, DSMs, and orthophotos.
2. IGI Systems (Belgium)
IGI is one of the world's leading geospatial companies, operating on a global scale. IGI's entrepreneurial focus is on the system integration of various sensors into the in-house positioning system, as well as the distribution of all-in-one solutions for kinematic and airborne surveying missions. IGI AEROcontrol is a GNSS/IMU navigation system used to precisely determine the position and altitude of an airborne sensor and/or a constellation of sensors. This can be the position of the projection centre as well as the angles omega, phi, and kappa of an aerial camera or other airborne sensors.
3. VisionMap (Japan)
VisionMap was founded in 2004 with the goal of developing a new autonomous mapping technology. Today, the system is fully operational in its workflow, with several system benefits. The VisionMap A3 mapping system is totally automated. An aerial digital step-framing twin lens metric camera and a ground processing system form the system. During the flying sequences, frames are exposed at high speeds in a cross-track orientation to offer a very wide angular coverage of the ground, obtaining both vertical and oblique views.
4. Phase One (Denmark)
Phase One is a Danish firm that specialises in high-end digital photography gear and software. It creates medium format camera systems and solutions based on open platforms. Capture One, its RAW processing software, covers a wide range of DSLRs in addition to their backs. PODAS workshops (Phase One Digital Artist Series) are a worldwide photography workshop series created for digital photographers who want to work with medium format, high-resolution cameras. PODAS is a division of Phase One's educational division. Each participant receives a Phase One digital camera system to use throughout the class.
5. Teledyne Optech (Canada)
For almost 40 years, Teledyne Optech has been a world pioneer in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced lidar devices. With decades of experience in lidar and photogrammetry, as well as auxiliary technologies like as GPS, inertial measurement systems, and waveform digitization, Teledyne Optech is highly acknowledged for its technological depth in lidar and related technologies. The sturdy, dependable, and inventive lidar and camera devices are used on all seven continents—and even on other planets, as evidenced by a Teledyne Optech lidar that detected precipitation on Mars.
Integration of Technological Advancements by Manufacturers to Pose Opportunity
Recent technological improvements, as well as the expanding number of digital photography platforms and social networking platforms, have generated new prospects for suppliers in the market under consideration. Numerous product debuts with feature updates in recent years, as well as novel payment methods and camera services, are projected to boost market expansion.