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Surveying & Mapping Services Industry Analysis

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
- Market Size
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- Market Forecast   .
- Products/Services Breakdown   .
- Revenue per State . .
$ Financial Metrics . .
$ Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
@ Key Companies   .
- Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Surveying & Mapping Services

Overview: the U.S. Surveying & Mapping Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Surveying & Mapping Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Surveying & Mapping Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Geospatial Photo And Image Acquisition

Geospatial Photo And Image Processing

Integrated Surveying And Mapping Services

Topographic And Planimetric Surveying And Mapping Services

Hydrographic And Bathymetric Surveying And Mapping Services

Boundary, Property Line, And Cadastral Surveying And Mapping Services

Surveying And Mapping Services - Subdivision Layout And Design Services

Construction Surveying Services

Geodetic Surveying And Ground Control Support Services

Gis (Geographic Information System) Custom Software Design And Development Services

Engineering Services

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Surveying & Mapping Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Surveying & Mapping Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Surveying & Mapping Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 50%
Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers 9%
Architects, Except Naval 6%
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 6%
Engineers 25%
Civil Engineers 10%
Civil Engineers 10%
Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians 16%
Drafters 7%
Architectural and Civil Drafters 5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters 6%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Surveying & Mapping Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Intermap Technologies26
Mda Information Systems11
Utility Risk Management7
Quantum Spatial

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Avoiding Vendor Lock-In Carries a Variety of Benefits and Challenges - A recent RightScale survey found that 85% of enterprises have embraced a multi ... organizations can improve their overall enterprise performance by mapping unique workloads to different cloud offerings based on requirements. They can also diversify ... (01/12/2018)
  • AXIS-GPS to Provide Applanix Products and Solutions for Land and Air Survey Customers in Israel - The company imports and markets measuring instruments and provides assimilation and training services for use in the devices ... GIS data acquisition, aerial surveying and mapping, railroad track maintenance, and seafloor mapping. Established in 1991 ... (01/11/2018)
  • ABRIS DG Drones Capture Mapping Data in Extreme Conditions - ABRIS Design Group, out of Ukraine, has been providing products and services in light and ... from some of the other aerial mapping tools that are currently available? ABRIS DG products are used for different survey and aerial photography applications. (01/10/2018)
  • Professor Andrew Markus will present findings on Mapping Social Cohesion - The 10th Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey in 2017 builds on the knowledge gained ... members of the police and justice departments, health services, or any member of the public who is interested in better understanding the concept of ... (01/08/2018)
  • Executive Order Will Drive Demand for Surveying and Mapping - Palatiello & Associates, Inc., ( a public affairs consulting firm located in Reston, Virginia, providing government affairs and association management services to firms and organizations in the surveying, mapping, geospatial, and engineering ... (01/04/2018)
  • NV5 acquires Skyscene to add unmanned aerial mapping - However, the use of drones equipped with LiDAR is expected to provide the company‚Äôs customers with higher resolution mapping, faster mobilization and more cost-effective services than could be achieved using manned aircraft or traditional survey methods. (01/03/2018)
  • GNSS & Surveying 2017: The year in review - As another holiday season passes us by, it is customary to look back at the year and recall the trends, new products and services, and breakthroughs ... Let us look back at what the surveying community experienced with the GNSS industry: GNSS continued ... (01/02/2018)
  • Global Surveying & Mapping Services Market 2017 Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Type, Application, Analysis and Forecast by 2022 - Surveying & Mapping Services comprises services which are primarily engaged in conducting survey and mapping services of the surface of the earth, including the sea floor. These services may also include surveying and mapping of areas above or below the ... (12/29/2017)
  • Surveying & Mapping Services Market: - Surveying & Mapping Services comprises services which are primarily engaged in conducting survey and mapping services of the surface of the earth, including the sea floor. These services may also include surveying and mapping of areas above or below the ... (12/29/2017)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $360,256,199 on Surveying & Mapping Services. It has awarded 1,935 contracts to 327 companies, with an average value of $1,101,701 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Surveying & Mapping Services to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Engineering Services
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Surveying & Mapping ServicesOpportunity/Threat
Research & Development in the Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences
Engineering Services
Custom Computer Programming & Software Development Services
Architectural Services
Computer Systems Design Services Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Engineering Services are less than those from Surveying & Mapping Services. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Engineering Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
Engineering Services Product Sales Report

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Surveying & Mapping ServicesOpportunity/Threat
Research & Development in Biotechnology
Condominium & Homeowner's Associations & Athletic Associations
Engineering Services
Corporate, Subsidiary & Regional Managing Offices
Offices of Other Holding Companies

Since sales from Surveying & Mapping Services are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property, companies in the Surveying & Mapping Services industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property Product Sales Report

Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright
Licensing Of Rights To Intellectual Prop - Protected By Copyright Product Sales Report

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Photogrammetric mapping services, Cadastral surveying services, Topographic mapping services, Surveying and mapping services (except geophysical), Hydrographic mapping services, Mapping (except geophysical) services, Geographic information system (GIS) base mapping services, Geodetic surveying services, Geospatial mapping services, Cartographic surveying services, Topographic surveying services, Land surveying services, Construction surveying services, Aerial surveying (except geophysical) services, Hydrographic surveying services, etc.

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