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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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:
- 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 has turnover of £5.47bn, meaning it is our 51st largest RTIC, and our 5th fastest growing sector.
- On average the roles advertised in this sector are 6.62% lower than the UK’s average salary.
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 3707 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 Capture2191 companies
Companies focused on the production of geospatial datasets
- Geospatial Economy: Data Processing and Visualisation1984 companies
Companies offering geolocation data processing and visualisation services
- Geospatial Economy: Geospatial and GIS Technologies608 companies
Companies providing Geographic Information System products
- Geospatial Economy: Navigation Technologies741 companies
Companies providing technologies and/or services that enable the collection, processing and analysis of navigation data
Geospatial Economy industry growth
We estimate that the UK Geospatial Economy sector could be worth approximately £9bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5%. 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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