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UK Geospatial Economy

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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

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Here are the key facts about the Geospatial Economy sector. The sector has a turnover of £3.3bn currently, has received £1.4bn of investment and the sector is growing at 4.2% per year.


Geospatial Economy verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Geospatial Economy industry today.

Our Geospatial Economy RTIC is made up of 4 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Data Capture, and Data Processing and Visualisation. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0008 Geospatial Economy 2890 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

      1549 companies
    • Geospatial Economy: Data Processing and Visualisation

      Companies offering geolocation data processing and visualisation services

      1530 companies
    • Geospatial Economy: Geospatial and GIS Technologies

      Companies providing Geographic Information System products

      472 companies
    • Geospatial Economy: Navigation Technologies

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

      530 companies

Geospatial Economy industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 4.2%, we expect that this sector could be worth £3.5bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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