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Global LiDAR Market by Type (Airborne LIDAR, Terrestrial LIDAR, Others), By Application (Civil Engineering, Forestry & Agriculture, Transportation, Urban Mapping, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global LiDAR Market by Type (Airborne LIDAR, Terrestrial LIDAR, Others), By Application (Civil Engineering, Forestry & Agriculture, Transportation, Urban Mapping, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 155130 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 238 Pages 4.7 (40)

Market Overview:

The global lidar market is expected to grow from USD 2.02 billion in 2018 to USD 7.68 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 18.5% from 2018 to 2030. The growth of the global lidar market can be attributed to the increasing demand for 3D mapping and surveying, growing adoption of autonomous vehicles, and rising demand for precision agriculture. However, high installation and maintenance cost may restrain the growth of the global lidar market during the forecast period. Based on type, the airborne LIDAR segment is projected to lead the global lidar market duringthe forecast period.

Global LiDAR Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

LiDAR is an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging. It is a remote sensing technology that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure distances. It can be used to produce high-resolution 3D maps of the Earth's surface.

Airborne LIDAR:

Airborne LIDAR is a remote sensing technology that uses laser to measure and analyze the topography. It works by sending out a laser pulse and measuring the time of return, this gives an accurate measurement of elevation above sea level. It’s major use is in mapping but it has many other applications such as monitoring pollution levels, detecting forest fires, etc.

Terrestrial LIDAR:

Terrestrial LIDAR (TLL) is a laser-based remote sensing technology that measures the distance between nearby objects. It uses laser pulses to measure the time it takes for those pulses to travel and return. TLL can be used for mapping, monitoring, and testing applications in various industries such as agriculture, construction & mining etc.

The key application areas of LiDAR include urban planning & development, infrastructure management/engineering studies/surveying.

Application Insights:

Based on application, the market has been segmented into civil engineering, forestry & agriculture, transportation, urban mapping and others. The civil engineering segment dominated the overall industry in terms of revenue in 2017. This is attributed to extensive usage for surveying and land planning purposes. Furthermore, increasing adoption of LiDAR for road design and construction as well as for measuring traffic flow is further expected to drive growth over the forecast period.

LiDAR technology can be used not only for designing roads but also railways by calculating the trajectory of a train from its origin point to destination using time-of-flight measurements along with 3D data points obtained through laser scanning techniques. Such applications are likely to contribute towards higher market penetration during future years owing to increased efficiency in railway planning and design activities coupled with reduced costs involved in implementation compared to traditional methods such as aerial photography or GPS surveys.

Regional Analysis:

The North American regional market dominated the global LiDAR industry in terms of revenue share in 2016. The growth can be attributed to the increasing use of LIDAR technology for various applications such as construction, automotive, and civil engineering. The U.S.-based companies have been investing heavily in research & development activities to introduce innovative products with improved performance characteristics and enhanced accuracy levels at a relatively lower price range.

The Asia Pacific regional market is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to rapid urbanization along with increasing road infrastructure activities primarily within China.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for autonomous vehicles: The increasing demand for autonomous vehicles is one of the key growth drivers for the LiDAR market. Autonomous cars use LiDAR to detect and avoid obstacles on the road, which is why its adoption is expected to increase in the coming years.
  • Growing awareness about driverless cars: Driverless cars are still in their nascent stage, but their popularity is growing rapidly due to the numerous benefits they offer. This is driving more people to become aware of this technology and invest in it, thereby fuelling the growth of LiDAR market.
  • Rising R&D spending by automakers: Automakers are investing heavily in R&D activities to develop new technologies that can be used in driverless cars. This is resulting in increased spending on LiDAR systems, thereby propelling its growth rate further.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

LiDAR Market Research Report

By Type

Airborne LIDAR, Terrestrial LIDAR, Others

By Application

Civil Engineering, Forestry & Agriculture, Transportation, Urban Mapping, Others

By Companies

Leica Geosystems, Trimble, Teledyne Optech, Riegl, Topcon, Velodyne LiDAR, 3D Laser Mapping, IGI, Sure Star

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 LiDAR Market Report Segments:

The global LiDAR market is segmented on the basis of:


Airborne LIDAR, Terrestrial LIDAR, Others

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.


Civil Engineering, Forestry & Agriculture, Transportation, Urban Mapping, Others

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. Leica Geosystems
  2. Trimble
  3. Teledyne Optech
  4. Riegl
  5. Topcon
  6. Velodyne LiDAR
  7. 3D Laser Mapping
  8. IGI
  9. Sure Star

Global LiDAR Market Overview

Highlights of The LiDAR 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. Airborne LIDAR
    2. Terrestrial LIDAR
    3. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Civil Engineering
    2. Forestry & Agriculture
    3. Transportation
    4. Urban Mapping
    5. Others
  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 LiDAR 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 LiDAR Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

LiDAR is a technology that uses lasers to measure distances.

Some of the major players in the lidar market are Leica Geosystems, Trimble, Teledyne Optech, Riegl, Topcon, Velodyne LiDAR, 3D Laser Mapping, IGI, Sure Star.

The lidar market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. LiDAR 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. LiDAR Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. LiDAR Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global LiDAR Market Forecast
      4.5.1. LiDAR Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. LiDAR Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. LiDAR Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global LiDAR 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. LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Airborne LIDAR
      5.3.2. Terrestrial LIDAR
      5.3.3. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global LiDAR 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. LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Civil Engineering
      6.3.2. Forestry & Agriculture
      6.3.3. Transportation
      6.3.4. Urban Mapping
      6.3.5. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global LiDAR 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. LiDAR 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 LiDAR 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. LiDAR 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 LiDAR Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America LiDAR 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 LiDAR 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 LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Civil Engineering
      9.4.2. Forestry & Agriculture
      9.4.3. Transportation
      9.4.4. Urban Mapping
      9.4.5. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Airborne LIDAR
      9.7.2. Terrestrial LIDAR
      9.7.3. Others
   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 LiDAR Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America LiDAR 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 LiDAR 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 LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Civil Engineering
      10.4.2. Forestry & Agriculture
      10.4.3. Transportation
      10.4.4. Urban Mapping
      10.4.5. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Airborne LIDAR
      10.7.2. Terrestrial LIDAR
      10.7.3. Others
   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 LiDAR Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe LiDAR 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 LiDAR 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 LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Civil Engineering
      11.4.2. Forestry & Agriculture
      11.4.3. Transportation
      11.4.4. Urban Mapping
      11.4.5. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Airborne LIDAR
      11.7.2. Terrestrial LIDAR
      11.7.3. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Gowth Potential 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 LiDAR Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific LiDAR 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 LiDAR 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 LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Civil Engineering
      12.4.2. Forestry & Agriculture
      12.4.3. Transportation
      12.4.4. Urban Mapping
      12.4.5. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Airborne LIDAR
      12.7.2. Terrestrial LIDAR
      12.7.3. Others
   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 LiDAR Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa LiDAR 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 LiDAR 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 LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Civil Engineering
      13.4.2. Forestry & Agriculture
      13.4.3. Transportation
      13.4.4. Urban Mapping
      13.4.5. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa LiDAR Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Airborne LIDAR
      13.7.2. Terrestrial LIDAR
      13.7.3. Others
   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 LiDAR Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global LiDAR Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. LiDAR Distributors and Customers
   14.3. LiDAR Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Leica Geosystems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Trimble Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Teledyne Optech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Riegl Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Topcon Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Velodyne LiDAR Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. 3D Laser Mapping Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. IGI Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Sure Star Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 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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