Global Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023

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Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), also written lidar, LiDAR or LADAR, is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. LIDAR is popularly used as a technology to make high-resolution maps, with applications in civil engineering, forestry & agriculture, transportation, urban mapping, etc. What is known as LIDAR is sometimes simply referred to as laser scanning or 3D scanning, with terrestrial and airborne applications.

Scope of the Report:

This report focuses on the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

As for the global Lidar industry, the industry structure is relative concentrated. The most of market share in production value is dominated by the top three giants Leica Geosystems, Trimble and Optech, which occupies closes to 65% totally in 2015. In the meantime, new entrants are emerging in this market, eroding the market share of traditional player as more applications are developed and diverse models are demanding in the market.

Key market drivers are the better performance than other technologies and ring demand for 3D mapping, as well as emerging supply market force for cheaper and better equipment to challenge current players.

Europe is holding the lion’s share globally in technology and production, while North America is the largest consumption area. Other emerging countries, like China and India, are increasing Lidar in various applications.

Despite the presence of competition problems, due to the Lidar’s special technology advantage in application, especially in unmanned automotive and 3D mapping, investors are very optimistic about this area; in future there will be more new investments into this industry.

Although sales of Lidar brought a lot of opportunities, the study group recommends the new entrants just having money but without technical advantage and downstream support do not to enter into the Lidar field.

The worldwide market for Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 10.8% over the next five years, will reach 470 million US$ in 2023, from 250 million US$ in 2017, according to a new GIR (Global Info Research) study.

Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers

Leica Geosystems


Teledyne Optech



Velodyne LiDAR

3D Laser Mapping


Sure Star

Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers

North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)

Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)

Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)

South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia etc.)

Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

Market Segment by Type, covers

Airborne LIDAR

Terrestrial LIDAR


Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into

Civil Engineering

Forestry & Agriculture


Urban Mapping


There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) market.

Chapter 1, to describe Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;

Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), with sales, revenue, and price of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), in 2016 and 2017;

Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017;

Chapter 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR), for each region, from 2013 to 2018;

Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to analyze the market by countries, by type, by application and by manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;

Chapter 10 and 11, to show the market by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2013 to 2018;

Chapter 12, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2018 to 2023;

Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers, Research Findings and Conclusion, appendix and data source

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