City scapes: Competition will increase, but not disrupt the industry's double-digit growth

The Urban Planning Software industry provides a range of solutions for city and regional planning, including geographical information systems (GIS), site topography modeling and map analytics. Industry demand depends on investment by local and state governments, as well as private entities that undertake construction activity. More broadly, urbanization and levels of both residential and nonresidential construction also dictate industry demand. Over the five years to 2017, greater adoption of analytics and software in the urban planning space has supported strong industry growth. Products such as GIS software have a wide range of applications and have attracted the attention of planners working for private developers as well as cash-strapped local governments...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Due to high demand and premium price points, the industry has sustained double-digit profit and revenue growth
  • In addition to internal competitive pressures, operators are experiencing strong external competition
  • State and local governments will continue to represent the industry’s primary market
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Urban planning software is primarily comprised of a range of different products designed for construction, geographical information, architecture, engineering and project management. Only a small number of software packages are designed for the sole purpose of urban planning. Urban planners require software that provides 3D modeling and design, spatial data analysis, mapping, transportation planning and other related capabilities.Geographic information systemsGeographic information systems (GIS) are used to store, analyze, manipulate and manage geographical data. Urban planners utilize GIS to gather data regarding terrain, demographics, crime statistics and other relevant data. Urb...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Urban Planning Software Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Urban Planning Software Industry are

  • Ability to keep up with technological developments
  • Having good technological knowledge of the product
  • Well-developed internal processes
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Local and state government investment and External competition in the Urban Planning Software industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Urban Planning Software Industry?

    This industry publishes software for urban planning professionals and municipal land use agencies. Types of software include geographic information system (GIS), computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), and data processing and analytics.

    Industry Products
  • Computer-aided design software
  • Geographic information systems
  • Building information modeling software
  • Industry Activities
  • Developing computer-aided design software for urban planning
  • Developing geographic information systems for urban planning
  • Developing building information modeling software for urban planning
  • Developing project management software for urban planning
  • Developing other software for urban planning
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Local and state government investment
  • External competition
  • Technological change
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Urban population

  • Current Performance
  • Software innovations drive profit and expansion
  • External competition heats up
  • Weak local government spending poses a threat
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Urbanization picks up
  • Product change
  • Internal and external competition
  • Table: Urban Planning Software Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Urban Planning Software Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Architects
  • Landscape Design
  • Engineering Services
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Database, Storage & Backup Software Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Geographic information systems
  • Computer-aided design software
  • Building information modeling software
  • Other
  • Chart: Urban Planning Software Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Local government agencies
  • Private urban planning firms
  • State government agencies
  • Federal government agencies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Urban Planning Software Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesResearch and developmentAll other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Urban Planning Software

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Urban Planning Software Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Trimble Inc., Esri, Autodesk Inc.,
  • Table: Trimble Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Esri - financial performance
  • Table: Autodesk Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Urban Planning Software Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Urban Planning Software Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Urban population (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Building Information Modeling
  • The creation of a digital model of buildings and infrastructure facilities.
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • The use of computers to design products and buildings.
  • Geographic Information System
  • System used to capture, store, manage, analyze and manipulate geographic data.
  • Open Source
  • Software whose source code is freely available to the public for changes and further development.
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