India Geographic Information System (GIS) Software Market Insights - 2026
The India GIS software market size was valued at $0.11 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach $0.39 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 16.2% from 2019 to 2026. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is a computer-based tool that analyzes, stores, manipulates, and visualizes geographic information, usually in a map. The India GIS software market is anticipated to grow at a significant rate due to factors such as increase in demand for GIS solutions in the transportation & logistics sector, rise in role of GIS software in the development of smart city projects & urban planning, and proliferation of spatial data across India.
The growth of the GIS software market in India is driven by increase in adoption of GIS for facilities management, integration of GIS with mainstream technologies for business intelligence, growth in demand for GIS software for smart cities development, and urban planning. In addition, increase in investment by the enterprises on GIS solutions and adoption of GIS in transportation sector are expected to fuel the growth of the market. Conversely, emerging trend of adopting cloud-based GIS and increase in application of AR and VR technologies in geographic information system are expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the growth of the market.
Software is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.
The desktop GIS segment is excepted garner significant share during the forecast period. Numerous benefits provided by the desktop GIS such as creating, editing, visualizing, managing, and analyzing geographic data drive the growth of market in this segment. However, the other segment is expected to grow at a highest rate during the forecast period, due to increase in adoption of cloud computing technology and proliferation of handheld devices.
By Type Of Software
Desktop GIS is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.
The report focuses on the growth prospects, restraints, and trends of the India GIS software market analysis. The study provides Porter’s five forces analysis to understand the impact of various factors such as bargaining power of suppliers, competitive intensity of competitors, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and bargaining power of buyers on the GIS software market in India.
Mapping is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.
The India GIS software market is segmented on the basis of component, software type, functions, end user, and region. In terms of component, the market is bifurcated into software and services. By software type, the market is classified into desktop GIS, server GIS, developer GIS, mobile GIS, and others. By function, it is fragmented into mapping, surveying, location-based services, navigation and telematics, and others. By end user segment, it is divided into defense, agriculture, oil & gas, construction, utilities, transportation & logistics, and others. By country, the market is analyzed across India.
By End User
Transportation and Logistics is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.
The key players profiled in the India GIS software market analysis are Autodesk, Bentley System, Caliper, ESRI, General Electric Co, Geosoft, Hexagon AB (Intergraph), Marvel Geospatial Solutions Private Limited., Pitney Bowes, and Trimble. These players have adopted various strategies to increase their market penetration and strengthen their position in the industry.
Top Impacting Factors
Increase in adoption of GIS for facilities management
GIS technologies gives organizations a look at their facilities across all scales using the same data and software, allowing them to analyze dependencies, decrease costs, make better decisions, and improve performance management. GIS is a robust information system that supports a diverse set of analytic capabilities, workflows, and applications. Throughout the facility life cycle, GIS supports from site selection to space planning & maintenance, lease property management & usage, safety issues, and continuity planning. In addition, integration of GIS in facilities management is useful for asset management and maintenance, space usage, 3D visualizations, disaster, and business continuity planning. GIS proves to be an effective tool to manage facilities, resulting into time saving and reducing significant cost. The initial cost of the GIS/FM applications is expected to be high but is expected to offer considerable returns due to the noticeable cost saving. Thus, there is an increase in the demand for GIS solutions for facilities management, which significantly drives the growth of the India GIS software market.
Increase in demand for GIS software in smart cities development and urban planning
Smart cities are data-driven and dependent on sharing real-time awareness. Collecting data from thousands of IoT sensors and analyzing it by an enterprise GIS creates visualization of the data on a map for immediate actionable insights. These insights can be used to track the delivery of city services and highlight areas where local council services need improvement. Location-based analysis of IoT data has also been used by local government to develop smarter parks, improve safety, and drive innovation. While developing smart cities project, the GIS solutions are implemented to create generalized location enabled platform for use-cases analysis in smart cities environments. These include automated natural hazard monitor web GIS with SMS warning, climate monitoring, urban design, intelligent transportation systems, and disaster management SDI. GIS software for smart city helps in site selection and land acquisition, planning, designing & visualization, construction & project management, operations & reporting. Specialists apply GIS in urban planning for analysis, modeling, and visualization. By processing geospatial data from satellite imaging, aerial photography, and remote sensors, users gain a detailed perspective on land and infrastructure. These benefits of GIS are driving the growth of the India GIS software market.
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- The study provides an in-depth analysis of the India GIS software market forecast along with the current & future trends to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
- Information about key drivers, restraints, and opportunities and their impact analysis on the India GIS software market size is provided in the report.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers operating in the industry.
- The quantitative analysis of the market industry for the period 2018–2026 is provided to determine the market potential.
India Geographic Information System (GIS) Software Market Report Highlights
By Software Type
By End User
Key Market Players
BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, HEXAGON AB (INTERGRAPH), CALIPER CORPORATION, ESRI, PITNEY BOWES INC., GENERAL ELECTRIC CO., AUTODESK, MARVEL GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED., TRIMBLE INC., GEOSOFT (SEEQUENT LIMITED)
There is an increase in the adoption of GIS software among the public for viewing the world in a different way by mapping the position & quantity of things and mapping any changes that occur. Furthermore, the Indian government has adopted GIS software for improving their decision-making ability and managing of natural resources. In addition, the demand for GIS software is on the rise due to its application for disaster recovery & incidence management, mapping, in transportation, development of smart cities projects, and others.
Key providers of GIS software such as ESRI, account for a significant share in the market. According to industry experts, although the geographic information system is not a new technology, it is still expected to grow in the upcoming years, owing to the rise in applications of GIS in various sectors leveraging increase in geographic data and spatial analytics. In addition, the market is witnessing the trends such as use of AR/VR technologies in GIS software solutions to enhance related solutions, integration of 3D visualization tools and modeling/simulation integration functions. Integration of natural language processing, machine learning, and data analytics are emerging technologies that impact the growth of the GIS software market. In addition, development of 4D GIS software is anticipated to boost the growth of the market during the forecast period. Further, while purchasing business intelligence and analytics solutions, GIS capabilities are anticipated to gain increasing importance, which is driving the demand for integrated solutions of GIS software with business intelligence functionalities.