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Indoor Mapping: Technologies, Trends, and Competitive Environment

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.

Table of Contents

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. KEY MARKET TECHNOLOGIES AND DIFFERENTIATORS
    • 2.1. In-building Context and Inventory Data
    • 2.2. RF Mapping
    • 2.3. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
    • 2.4. Robotic Mapping
    • 2.5. Sensor Fusion and Data Analytics
    • 2.6. Magnetic Fields
    • 2.7. Indoor Photography
    • 2.8. 3D Mapping
    • 2.9. Matterport: Combining Photography and 3D Mapping
    • 2.10. Analytics and Enterprise: A Far More Detailed Map
    • 2.11. Public Safety Mapping
  • 3. MAPPING TECHNIQUES AND BUSINESS MODELS
    • 3.1. Map Techniques
      • 3.1.1. Planograms
      • 3.1.2. Georeferenced Maps
      • 3.1.3. Consumer-generated
    • 3.2. Business Models
      • 3.2.1. Indoor Map Licensing
      • 3.2.2. RF Map Licensing
      • 3.2.3. Bundling/Application Development
      • 3.2.4. Analytics and Advertising
      • 3.2.5. Licensing to Developers/Indoor Location Providers/Competitors
  • 4. MARKET FORECASTS AND SHARES
    • 4.1. Vertical Market Analysis
    • 4.2. Market Shares
  • 5. INDOOR MAP COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
    • 5.1. Point Inside
      • 5.1.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.1.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.1.3. Business Model
      • 5.1.4. Analysis
    • 5.2. Micello
      • 5.2.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.2.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.2.3. Business Model
      • 5.2.4. Analysis
    • 5.3. aisle411
      • 5.3.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.3.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.3.3. Business Model
      • 5.3.4. Analysis
    • 5.4. FastMall
      • 5.4.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.4.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.4.3. Business Model
      • 5.4.4. Analysis
    • 5.5. Aruba/Meridian
      • 5.5.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.5.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.5.3. Business Model
      • 5.5.4. Analysis
    • 5.6. Whatamap/Indoor.io
      • 5.6.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.6.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.6.3. Business Model
      • 5.6.4. Analysis
    • 5.7. Trimble
      • 5.7.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.7.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.7.3. Business Model
      • 5.7.4. Analysis
    • 5.8. HERE/Nokia
      • 5.8.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.8.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.8.3. Business Model
      • 5.8.4. Analysis
    • 5.9. Google
      • 5.9.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.9.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.9.3. Business Model
      • 5.9.4. Analysis
    • 5.10. Apple/WiFiSLAM
      • 5.10.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.10.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.10.3. Business Model
      • 5.10.4. Analysis
    • 5.11. Wifarer
      • 5.11.1. Mapping Technique
      • 5.11.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.11.3. Business Model
      • 5.11.4. Analysis
    • 5.12. TomTom
      • 5.12.1. Indoor Mapping Techniques
      • 5.12.2. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.12.3. Business Model
      • 5.12.4. Analysis
    • 5.13. BuildingLayer
      • 5.13.1. Indoor Location Technologies
      • 5.13.2. Business Model
      • 5.13.3. Analysis
    • 5.14. Sensor Fusion Start-ups
    • 5.15. Movea
      • 5.15.1. RF Mapping Capabilities
    • 5.16. Hillcrest
      • 5.16.1. RF Mapping Capabilities
    • 5.17. SenionLab
      • 5.17.1. RF Mapping Capabilities
    • 5.18. indoo.rs
      • 5.18.1. RF Mapping Capabilities
    • 5.19. Emerging Indoor Mapping Players
    • 5.20. OpenStreetMap
    • 5.21. Leaflet
    • 5.22. Mapbox
    • 5.23. ESRI/GISi Indoor
    • 5.24. Cloudmade
    • 5.25. Amazon
    • 5.26. Samsung
    • 5.27. Yahoo
    • 5.28. Matterport

Tables

  1. Indoor Mapping Installations by Vertical Market, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Indoor Mapping Company Profiles (Micello to Fast Mall), World Market: 2012
  3. Indoor Mapping Company Profiles (Meridian to WhataMap), World Market: 2012

Charts

  1. Indoor Mapping Installations by Vertical Market, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Indoor Mapping Revenues by Vertical Markets, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  3. Indoor Mapping Market Share, World Market: 1Q 2013

Figures

  1. Matterport 3D Mapping