Geospacial Economy
Real-Time Industrial Classifications

UK Geospatial Economy

Learn more about the UK’s emerging Geospatial Economy and the companies working with geographical data across navigational technologies, data capture and more with our unbeatable real-time sector data and trends.

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What is the Geospatial Economy?

The Geospatial industry or economy consists of a range of companies, start-ups and organisations who work with technology or provide services to capture, process, analyse, visualise or store geographic data across the UK.

Geospatial companies in the UK range from those developing proprietary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and indoor mapping solutions right the way through to those specialising in 3d visualisation and data processing.

Geospatial Economy sector summary

Key information you should know about the Geospatial Economy sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:

  • Geospatial Economy has turnover of £10.67bn, meaning it is our 33rd largest RTIC, and our 34th fastest growing sector.
  • The Geospatial Economy sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
  • Geospatial Economy is in our top 10 for regional diversity.
3,842
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£5,616,249,241
TOTAL TURNOVER
39,178
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£1,733,210,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£85,419,537
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
3.4%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

Geospatial Economy verticals

Our Geospatial Economy RTIC is made up of 4 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Data Capture, Data Processing and Visualisation, Geospatial and GIS Technologies. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0008 Geospatial Economy 3842 companies

    Companies working with geographical data in some form, including but not limited to; Data Capture, Data Processing and Visualisation, Geospatial and GIS Technologies, Navigation Technologies.

    • Geospatial Economy: Data Capture

      Companies focused on the production of geospatial datasets

      2191 companies
    • Geospatial Economy: Data Processing and Visualisation

      Companies offering geolocation data processing and visualisation services

      1984 companies
    • Geospatial Economy: Geospatial and GIS Technologies

      Companies providing Geographic Information System products

      608 companies
    • Geospatial Economy: Navigation Technologies

      Companies providing technologies and/or services that enable the collection, processing and analysis of navigation data

      741 companies

Geospatial Economy industry growth

We estimate that the UK Geospatial Economy sector could be worth almost £12bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.

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Dig deeper into the UK’s Geospatial Economy with our free 2022 RTIC report, which includes:

– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends

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Real-Time Industrial Classifications (RTICs)

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