Analysis of the Swiss market of geoinformation

Nov. 17, 2008
Next to the state-controlled impacts the Swiss market of geoinformation was also influenced by the world wide market dynamics. In particular the products from Google Inc. revolutionized the market. With the appearance of Google maps geoinformation became freely accessible to everyone. In regard of these influences the Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo) commissioned an update of the market analysis from the year 2002. The present market analysis focuses on four aspects: Verification of the structure of the Swiss geoinformation market, Verification of the market volume, Analysis of the market dynamics during the last 5 years, Prognoses for future market dynamics.We estimate the market volume of the private geoinformation market to amount up to 500 million Swiss francs per year. Navigation and logistics, as well as recreation and tourism denote the greatest increases since 2002 of all applications. The volume of the Swiss geoinformation market is comparable to other European geoinformation markets (e.g. the German market). The geoinformation markets in the US and Japan are therefore still more important than the market in Switzerland. Most companies predict optimistic growth rates for the coming five years. The mean growth rate for the coming five years is estimated to vary around 3 to 4% per year.

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Roman Frick Managing Partner





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Bundesamt für Landestopografie swisstopo



Roman Frick Managing Partner