Surveying & Mapping Services – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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- Competitive landscape and environment
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- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Point of Beginning (POB) Magazine
Monthly magazine features news and information for the surveyors and other industry professionals, with special features including the "Salary and Benefits Study" (June issue) which provides average surveyor salaries by type of business and the "POB Top 100 Geospatial Companies" special report which lists the top firms in the industry based on land surveying, mapping, and geospatial revenues.
Cheves Media LLC
The American Surveyor
Monthly journal features news and information for land surveyors and geo-technology professionals, with online news sections including business, measurement and positioning, equipment, hardware, software, space/GPS/GNSS, remote sensing and photogrammetry, LiDAR/laser scanning, GIS, cartography, and models, and trade events and education. Digital editions are available free online.
Flat Dog Media, Inc.
Monthly trade publication features news and information for precision measurement, positioning, and imaging professionals, with special features including the annual "Outlook" edition which looks ahead at innovative trends, technologies, and applications that are expected to have a significant impact on surveying and geospatial services over the next ten years. Digital editions can be viewed free online.
The Business Research Company
Research reports available from this organization include:
Surveying & Mapping Services
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this service sector on a global basis, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast revenue in U.S. dollars by type of service (e.g., aerial photo, cadastral, gravimetric, land, non-geophysical mining, and non-geophysical hydrographic and oceanographic surveys; map preparation services) and global region (e.g., North America, U.S.).
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the geophysical services market on a global basis, with information provided in the study including historical and forecast revenue by type of service (e.g., geological, electromagnetic and electrical, aerial, magnetic, seismic, gravity, oil and gas, metal mining, and nonmetallic minerals surveys), geographic region, and for selected countries (e.g., United States).
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Surveying & Mapping / Geophysical Services
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "541370" and "541360"
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Surveying & Mapping / Geophysical Services
(see links for individual reports)
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenue for firms that provide geospatial processing services, cadastral, property line, and boundary surveys, topographical and planimetric surveys and maps, subdivision layout and design services, construction surveys and maps, and geophysical mineral and engineering surveys.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
POB Salary and Benefits Study
Annual salary survey provides average salaries for surveyors by type of business (e.g., survey firms, civil engineering/survey firms) and also includes a percentage breakdown of respondent salaries by salary range (e.g., under $30,000, $30,000-$99,999 in $10,000 increments, and $100,000 or more). Survey is published in the June issue of POB magazine and is available free online with registration.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Surveyors / Survey Technicians / Cartographers & Photogrammetrists
https://www.bls.gov/oes/surveyors / technicians / cartographers
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area basis for surveyors who determine property boundaries and provide relevant data with regard to the earth's surface and subsurface for engineering, mapping, and construction projects, survey technicians who assist them, and mapmakers who use surveys and other data to create and update maps and charts.
Compensation data available from this organization includes:
Land / Geophysical Surveying
https://www.payscale.com/land / geophysical
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this sector such as land surveyor, survey party chief, survey technician, and geophysicist, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including Land Surveying, Inc., ESP Associates, P.A., Enviro Clean Products & Services, Surveying And Mapping, LLC, and CGGVeritas Services SA.
Geospatial Mapping Services
Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this sector such as geospatial analyst, GIS analyst, GIS technician, software developer, and software engineer, with employers for which median compensation is provided including Quantum Spatial Inc., DigitalGlobe Inc., MDA Information Systems LLC, and Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc.
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