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Urban Planning Software in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Urban Planning Software

The Urban Planning Software industry has experienced double-digit growth in the past five years, largely in response to the recovery of construction markets and a trend toward urbanization. Both of these trends created heightened demand for industry products, despite significant local budget shortfalls. Robust growth and high profit margins have enticed new companies into the industry, and competition has thus intensified in the last five years, and is expected to continue rising through 2020. Additionally, open-source software is presenting a competitive challenge to industry operators, as are proprietary programs developed in-house by architectural and construction firms, both major markets for the industry. Nevertheless, as urban populations increase and drive higher investment in construction, profit will remain high and growth will grow faster through 2020 than in the previous five-year period.

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.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


Trimble Navigation Limited

Autodesk Inc.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2015)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Local and state government investment
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2015)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2015)
    • Table Business Locations 2015
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Esri (industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Autodesk (US architecture, engineering and construction solutions) - financial performance*
    • Table Trimble Navigation (engineering and construction solutions) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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