Land Survey Equipment Market - Towards Safer and More Efficient Land Monitoring

Manufacturers of Land Survey Equipment Focus on Advanced Models to Cater to Remote Locations

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Image-Based Target Detection with ‘Robotic’ Total Stations for ‘Fast-Paced’ Land Surveys

Diverse applications – construction, mining, and oil & gas – tend to couple land survey equipment with automated technologies for enhanced monitoring of land. Advanced land survey equipment, such as robotic total stations (RTS), deliver 3D coordinates for stationary as well as moving entities by quantifying horizontal and vertical angles, as well as distances with the help of time-of-flight techniques. Robotic total stations, armed with cameras, create images for documentation purposes, setting the stage for detection and tracking of objects left unnoticed by reflectors. Photogrammetric methods, including SURF (speeded-up robust feature), and SIFT (scale-invariant feature transform), are employed in robotic total stations to monitor specific, and clear aspects of the objects in the images.

Following the calibration of the parallaxes between the camera optical center and the total station origin, the pixel coordinates of the aspects provide vertical and horizontal angles. In addition, the motion of the objects is tracked automatically in case the aspects are derived in an array of images. RTS land survey equipment operate from building models, reducing manual intervention, and enhancing accuracy. RTS requires a single individual to perform land survey in lieu of traditional layout teams, decreasing dependence on labor. Further, land surveying with RTS is paperless affair following the measurements are stored in the tablet devices.

Land Survey Equipment Market - Key Research Insights

land survey equipment market snapshot
  1. The land survey equipment market is estimated to have a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, 2019-2029.
  2. The global land survey equipment market is anticipated to be valued at ~US$ 6.9 Bn by 2019 end.
  3. GNSS systems, total stations, UAVs, and theodolites are among prominent equipment expected to have significant sales in the market due to the necessity of these equipment in end use sectors.
  4. By the end of 2029, regions such as Europe and East Asia, are estimated to govern a significant share in the market with a robust construction industry and noteworthy growth in sales of land survey equipment in other segments.
  5. Volumetric calculations and layout points are estimated to garner a considerable share in the market with the intense application of these segments in the market.
    • Over the recent past, the construction industry, oil and gas demand, and mining sector have witnessed a sizable upsurge, primarily driven by the population growth and several other driving factors. This has resulted in increased land surveyors, which is estimated to drive the demand for land survey equipment market over the forecast period.

Top Factors Influencing the Growth of Land Survey Equipment Market

Increased Construction Activities to Escalate Sales

Significant growth in construction activities in the private and government sectors is projecting a promising picture for the land surveying equipment market. The eminent need of land survey equipment in construction activities to finalize legal boundaries of the site and to calculate all aspects of the land for proper volumetric calculations to plan further construction process accordingly is driving market growth. New GNSS systems and GIS Asset collections prove handy to pinpoint the exact location of the asset and the site, which makes it easier for developers to keep track of the construction activities and carry out processes involved in land survey equipment.

Need of Inspection and Monitoring Equipment in Multiple Industries

Over the recent years, due to the negligence of the required safety measures, the incidents of accidents had exponentially increased in order to streamline the work with proper reliability and safety many customers in different end use industries have an increased inclination towards the utilization of land survey equipment for monitoring and inspection which paced up the market for inspection and monitoring equipment to have a proper inspection and monitoring of the remote locations where the manual monitoring is not achievable or is a too tedious task to execute.

Increased Precision and Accuracy Attracting More Customers

Vigorous research and development activities undertaken by land survey equipment manufacturers are supporting the development of advanced and better products in the aspect of technology. Inculcation of new manufacturing practices to cut off costs is providing value for money products, which is further encouraging customers towards procurement of concerned land survey equipment and also has initiated a trend of replacement of conventional products with new products.

land survey equipment market value share

Land Survey Equipment Market Structure Analysis

  • The global land survey equipment market is moderately consolidated, with top 5 companies holding dominant share in terms of production. Land survey equipment are exported to the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, etc., in bulk quantities.
  • Considerable investments by companies to bring new and robust products are projected to exploit the land survey equipment market growth over the forecast period.
    • Key participants involved in the land survey equipment market are increasing their distribution channels in varied groups by focusing on the establishment of distributors and retailer chains in the market.
    • Globally recognized brands, such as Robert Bosch, Hexagon, Topcon Positioning Group, and Seco, have hefty shares in the global market.

GNSS-RTK Land Survey Equipment – Cost Efficiency and Accurate Positioning

As a breakthrough technology in position determination, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) – a technological headway in position determination - is becoming commonplace in land survey equipment. GNSS land survey equipment deliver cm-degree position referencing of orthomosaic images and 3D models sans Ground Control Points (GCPs), saving time associated with planning and surveying.

GNSS manufacturers are launching receivers that rely on smartphone apps for data acquisition, dismissing the need for an independent data collector to gather cm-degree location information. With the onset of smartphone apps, GNSS receivers are becoming cost-efficient. Coupled with real time kinematic (RTK), the accuracy of GNSS positioning improves - from a few meters to centimeters. This is attributed to the usage of carrier phase measurements in lieu of code phase measurements used by legacy GNSS receivers.

With electronics goliaths, including Xiaomi, introducing dual-frequency GNSS chipset in mobile devices, smartphones are emerging as ideal location tools to achieve greater accuracies. The advent of dual-frequency GNSS chipsets enables surveyors to perform exploration activities with better efficacy.

Increasing Land Exploration Activities in Developed and Developing Countries

Mining operators in China, the US, and Russia are performing land exploration activities in a bid to cater to rising demands for minerals, particularly coal, for a range of purposes. The operators are supposed to survey the land in compliance with regulations to prevent boundary dispute with nearby licenses.  Surging demand for oil & gas in Middle East & Africa – Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq – drives the growth upstream land explorations for oil & gas. As such, market players are eyeing the target regions to offer land survey equipment for safe and efficient monitoring of the desired land. Furthermore, China is undergoing massive infrastructural development under the 13th five-year plan, while India is on the same line under the smart cities project – an attention-grabbing factor for land survey equipment manufacturers.

Leading Players Developing Customer-centric and Application-specific Equipment

Monitoring distant locations in industries like oil & gas, and mining involves considerably high risks of serious potential dangers to human safety as well as assets. Employing GIS (Geospatial Information System) to acquire data regarding hard-to-access areas counters the excessive risk factor. In addition, land survey equipment find application during reconnaissance activities of oil wells and new sites to find new reservoirs.

To enhance user experience, market forces are designing smartphone-based land survey apps coupled with GNSS for accurate land survey activities. Land survey equipment require maintenance after complete inspection of the desired land, as such, market players are offering after sales services to the customers for proper maintenance of the equipment.

High demand for GNSS

Total station to pick pace


High applicability in inspection

Increasing adoption in volumetric calculation


Construction remains top consumer

Increasing consumption in oil & gas


How Growth will Unfold

Proper and sufficient lands on the concerned locations in metropolitan regions are on the edge of shortage, giving rise to incidents of encroachment and illegal possession. Majority of such incidents invite repugnant legal disputes. Customers are turning to precise analyzation and legal survey of the land to ensure the legal boundaries meeting the required technicalities and prevention of legal conflicts in unison.

Construction buildings are liable to catastrophes due to technical faults and erroneous survey, resulting in humongous loss of resources and lives. As such, builders are embracing advanced land survey equipment for accurate monitoring of the constraints of the concerned site in a bid to plan accordingly and design well-suited infrastructures.

Further, next-gen technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), are spectated to complement existing land survey equipment and methods to enable straightforward operations. Cloud-based data acquisition will stand akimbo as the norm for instant access of data, accompanied by UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle).

Key Manufactures of Land Survey Equipment Product Offering Matrix

* This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in report.

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Land Survey Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis 2014-2018 & Opportunity Assessment 2019 - 2029

Future Market Insights published its recent market research report on the global land survey equipment market, which comprises the global industry analysis for 2014-2018 & opportunity assessment for 2019-2029. It includes a broad assessment of the relevant and related market dynamics. After concluding a thorough analysis on the historical and future growth prospects of the land survey equipment market, growth assumptions are made to reach accurate results.

Land Survey Equipment Market Taxonomy

Product Type

  • GNSS
  • Theodolite
  • Level Equipment
    • Total Station
  • Laser Scanning
  • UAV
  • GIS Asset Collection
  • Data Collectors

By Application

  • Inspection
  • Monitoring
  • Volumetric Calculation
  • Layout Points

End Use

  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
    • By Government
    • By Non-Government
  • Mining
  • Agriculture


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Japan

What's Included

The report begins with the executive summary of the land survey equipment market, which includes a summary of the key findings and statistics of the market. It also includes the market value (US$ million) estimates of prime segments of the land survey equipment market.

Readers can find detailed taxonomy and definition of the land survey equipment market in this chapter, which will help them understand basic information about the land survey equipment market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help readers understand the scope of the land survey equipment market report.

The report provides key market trends that are expected to impact the market growth significantly during the forecast period. Detailed industry trends are provided in this section, along with the key market developments and product innovations. Also, this section includes key inclusions of the report. It includes the product adoption & usage analysis, opportunity analysis, and manufactures’ strategies for market expansion.

This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the land survey equipment market in the forecast period of 2019-2029.

This section highlights the average price of equipment employed in land survey equipment. Pricing benchmarks for manufacturer- and distributor-level pricing are analyzed in this section.

This chapter explains key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the land survey equipment market over the forecast period. Along with the macroeconomic factors, this section highlights the opportunity analysis for the land survey equipment market. This chapter also highlights the key market dynamics of the land survey equipment market such as drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities. Furthermore, readers will understand key trends followed by prominent manufacturers in the land survey equipment market.

This chapter provides a detailed assessment of the land survey equipment market on the basis of Products Type Such as GNSS Systems, Total Stations, UAV, Theodolites, GIS Asset collection, etc. In this chapter reader can analyze and understand the market attractiveness analysis based on Product Type

This chapter provides details about the land survey equipment market on the basis of inspection, monitoring, volumetric calculations and layout points. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractiveness analysis based on application.

This chapter provides details about the land survey equipment market on the basis of mining, oil and gas, construction, and agriculture. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractiveness analysis based on end use.

This chapter explains how the land survey equipment market will grow across several geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).

This chapter includes detailed analysis of the growth of the North America land survey equipment market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on end users and countries in North America.

Readers can find detailed information about several factors such as pricing analysis and regional trends that are impacting the growth of the Latin America land survey equipment market. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the Land survey equipment market in prominent LATAM countries such as Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America.

Important growth prospects of the land survey equipment market based on its end users in several countries such as Germany, the U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordics, Russia, and the Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.

Important growth prospects of the land survey equipment market based on its end users in several countries such as China and South Korea are included in this chapter.

Important growth prospects of the land survey equipment market based on its end users in several countries such as India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and Rest of South Asia are included in this chapter.

In this chapter, Australia and New Zealand are prominent countries in the Oceania region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain growth prospects of the land survey equipment market. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the Oceania land survey equipment market during the forecast period of 2019-2029.

This chapter provides information about how the land survey equipment market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as South Africa, North Africa Turkey, and the Rest of MEA during the forecast period of 2019-2029.

This chapter highlights the growth of the land survey equipment market in Japan. This section also help readers understand the key factors that are responsible for the growth of the land survey equipment market in Japan.

In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the land survey equipment market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.

In this chapter, readers can find a comprehensive list of all the prominent stakeholders in the land survey equipment market, along with detailed information about each company, which includes the company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Trimble Inc, Topcon Positioning Group, Robert Bosch, Hexagon, South Surveying & Mapping Instrument Co., Ltd., Stonex Srl, Nikon, Shanghai Huace Navigation Technology Ltd., Survey Copter, PASI Srl, Geotrax International Products, KSA Land Surveyors Company, Dahle, and several others.

This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the land survey equipment market report.

This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain several conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the land survey equipment market.

In this section, acronyms mentioned in the report are briefed and also some assumptions considered are mentioned to offer a clear perspective to the reader while contemplating the report.

How the research was conducted?

Primary Research

Primary research interviews with key opinion leaders and other participants were conducted for data collection and validation of the below information:

  • Adoption of Land Survey Equipment by Application
  • Average Selling Price (US$) and Market Growth
  • Key Developments
  • Key Trends and Opportunities
  • Regional wise Dynamics
  • Market Share Information
  • Key Brands
  • Competition & Key Vendor Strategies

Secondary Research

  • Company Press Release
  • Published Trade Data
  • Quarterly Financial Statements, 10-K & 10-Q Filings, Factiva, Morning Star
  • Annual Reports/SEC filings/Investor Presentations/Earning Call Transcript
  • Industry Journals
  • Press Information and Data Released by Exhibitions Conducted By Associations, etc.

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