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Global Earth Observation Market by Type (EO Data, Value-added Services (VAS)), By Application (Agriculture, Defense, Disaster Management, Energy) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Earth Observation Market by Type (EO Data, Value-added Services (VAS)), By Application (Agriculture, Defense, Disaster Management, Energy) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global earth observation market is expected to grow from USD 9.5 billion in 2018 to USD 21.8 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for earth observation data and value-added services (VAS) across different applications, such as agriculture, defense, disaster management, and energy. Furthermore, the increasing investments in earth observation infrastructure by governments and private organizations are also contributing to the growth of this market.

Global Earth Observation Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Earth observation is the acquisition and interpretation of information about Earth's land, oceans, atmosphere, ice caps and environment from remote sensing satellites. It has many applications in a variety of fields such as meteorology, climatology, geography, oceanography, agriculture and forestry.

EO Data:

EO data is the information that can be obtained from earth observation systems and it helps in gaining knowledge about the earth's surface, atmosphere, and space environment. Earth observation system uses various sensors to gather EO data which are further processed by computers for analysis.

Value-added Services (VAS):

Value-added services (VAS) are the interactive and customized data products that result from combining traditional information sources with new digital technologies. VAS is a set of processes applied to any raw data by companies for transforming it into useful insights. It includes several activities such as geotagging, annotation, filtering, categorization, etc., which are performed on the original information before its delivery to customers.

Application Insights:

The defense segment dominated the global earth observation market in 2017. The growing need for advanced technology and surveillance systems to detect and prevent criminal activities such as terrorism, smuggling, trafficking of drugs & humans is expected to drive the demand for satellite imagery in this sector. Moreover, countries such as China and India are focusing on using data from space-based observations to improve agricultural productivity.

The agriculture segment accounted for a significant share in the overall revenue in 2017 owing to increasing demand from developed economies of North America and Europe for precision farming techniques using satellite imagery. Moreover, rising awareness among farmers about crop health monitoring through regular analysis of remotely sensed images is expected to fuel industry growth over the forecast period.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue share in 2016. The regional market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% from 2017 to 2030 owing to the presence of key industry players and increased adoption by governments for disaster management, defense, and energy applications. Moreover, initiatives such as Copernicus Programme launched by European Union are expected to fuel growth over the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific region is anticipated witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to increasing government expenditure on earth observation systems coupled with growing investments by various companies for developing new products and services based on satellite data. Furthermore, rising awareness among farmers regarding soil moisture content using remote sensing images will drive demand further over the next eight years in this region.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for earth observation data from commercial and government sectors for various applications such as disaster management, land use planning, agriculture, forestry etc.
  • Development of new earth observation satellites and sensors with enhanced capabilities providing high-resolution images and data at low cost.
  • Proliferation of small satellite constellations that can provide frequent revisit to specific areas on Earth for monitoring purposes.
  • Advancements in big data analytics and machine learning that can help make better use of large volumes of earth observation data for various applications such as urban planning, climate change research etc.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Earth Observation Market Research Report

By Type

EO Data, Value-added Services (VAS)

By Application

Agriculture, Defense, Disaster Management, Energy

By Companies

DigitalGlobe, DMC International Imaging, MDA Information System , Skybox Imaging (Google), ImageSat International, BlackBridge Group (Rapid Eye), Deimos Imaging, EGEO, GeoOptics, HisdeSAT Servicios Estrategicos, PlanetiQ, Planet Labs, Satellogic

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Earth Observation Market Report Segments:

The global Earth Observation market is segmented on the basis of:


EO Data, Value-added Services (VAS)

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Agriculture, Defense, Disaster Management, Energy

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. DigitalGlobe
  2. DMC International Imaging
  3. MDA Information System 
  4. Skybox Imaging (Google)
  5. ImageSat International
  6. BlackBridge Group (Rapid Eye)
  7. Deimos Imaging
  8. EGEO
  9. GeoOptics
  10. HisdeSAT Servicios Estrategicos
  11. PlanetiQ
  12. Planet Labs
  13. Satellogic

Global Earth Observation Market Overview

Highlights of The Earth Observation Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. EO Data
    2. Value-added Services (VAS)
  1. By Application:

    1. Agriculture
    2. Defense
    3. Disaster Management
    4. Energy
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Earth Observation Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Earth Observation Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Earth observation is the process of acquiring data about Earth from space. This data can be used to improve our understanding of Earth's environment, economy, and society.

Some of the key players operating in the earth observation market are DigitalGlobe, DMC International Imaging, MDA Information System‚ , Skybox Imaging (Google), ImageSat International, BlackBridge Group (Rapid Eye), Deimos Imaging, EGEO, GeoOptics, HisdeSAT Servicios Estrategicos, PlanetiQ, Planet Labs, Satellogic.

The earth observation market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.9%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Earth Observation Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Earth Observation Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Earth Observation Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Earth Observation Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Earth Observation Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Earth Observation Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Earth Observation Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. EO Data
      5.3.2. Value-added Services (VAS)
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Agriculture
      6.3.2. Defense
      6.3.3. Disaster Management
      6.3.4. Energy
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Earth Observation Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Agriculture
      9.4.2. Defense
      9.4.3. Disaster Management
      9.4.4. Energy
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. EO Data
      9.7.2. Value-added Services (VAS)
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Earth Observation Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Agriculture
      10.4.2. Defense
      10.4.3. Disaster Management
      10.4.4. Energy
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. EO Data
      10.7.2. Value-added Services (VAS)
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Earth Observation Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Agriculture
      11.4.2. Defense
      11.4.3. Disaster Management
      11.4.4. Energy
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. EO Data
      11.7.2. Value-added Services (VAS)
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potetial Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Earth Observation Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Agriculture
      12.4.2. Defense
      12.4.3. Disaster Management
      12.4.4. Energy
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. EO Data
      12.7.2. Value-added Services (VAS)
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Earth Observation Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Earth Observation Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Agriculture
      13.4.2. Defense
      13.4.3. Disaster Management
      13.4.4. Energy
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Earth Observation Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. EO Data
      13.7.2. Value-added Services (VAS)
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Earth Observation Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Earth Observation Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Earth Observation Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Earth Observation Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. DigitalGlobe Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. DMC International Imaging Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. MDA Information System  Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Skybox Imaging (Google) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. ImageSat International Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. BlackBridge Group (Rapid Eye) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Deimos Imaging Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. EGEO Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. GeoOptics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. HisdeSAT Servicios Estrategicos Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. PlanetiQ Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Planet Labs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Satellogic Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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