Published By : 07 Mar 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Aerial imaging refers to capturing images of the ground from an elevation from a device that is does not have a ground-based support. To put it simply, it is a process that is defined by taking pictures or images from the air of the ground. Generally, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, multi-rotor unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), balloons, rockets, kites, parachutes, vehicle-mounted poles, and stand-alone telescoping are used for capturing images from the air. Today, the global aerial imaging market is growing at a remarkable pace due to its several benefits such as the ability of the images to provide strategic inputs for mapping or averting terror attacks.
Technological Developments in Aerial Imaging Solutions Drives Growth
The increasing usage of location-based services as well as increasing technological developments in aerial camera systems are expected to fuel the growth of this market. However, the growth of this market is being hampered by the various operational limitations and concerns pertaining to various operational limitations and concerns pertaining to the national and private security.
The sectors using aerial imaging are the government, commercial enterprises, the civil engineering industry, military, forestry and agriculture, energy, and others such as insurance. The applications of aerial imaging technology is seen in the energy industry, geospatial technology, construction and development, natural resources management, disaster response management, defense and intelligence, conservation and research, and media and entertainment. Geographically, this market is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.
North America to Lead Global Aerial Imaging Solutions Market
Geographically, North America held a share of 42% in the global aerial imaging market in 2014. Analysts predict that this region will continue to dominate the overall market due to increasing usage of aerial imaging solutions in areas of agriculture and forestry. Furthermore, Asia Pacific and Europe will also growth at a positive pace as these solutions will be used for archaeological reasons and for disaster management during earthquakes.