In the space of two years, indoor mapping has gone from basic efforts by start-ups to the next major differentiator in the overall mapping market. Practically all major mapping companies have now developed or acquired their way into this space, while start-ups continue to expand and evolve.
Although the industry is still very nascent it is clear that it has surpassed a tipping point, with the number of venues mapped set to break 100,000 in 2014, and the total number of buildings mapped set to break 300,000. Despite this, the market remains at a very early stage of its evolution. Maps are largely limited to basic planograms, but there is still a lot of innovation required around areas such as RF mapping, 3D imagery, crowdsourcing/SLAM and the best ways to scale rapidly to support the indoor location market.
This report aims to identify the technologies and trends that will shape the market, as well as the adoption rate and revenues generated, split by vertical. It also looks at the main players in the market and identifies what direction they are likely to take and if they can succeed in this space. The report will also look at the need for companies to consider RF mapping, sensor fusion, inventory data, the role of local and hyperlocal search and many other trends that will decide the companies that will succeed in this space.