Overview

Surveying the competition: Poor conditions in construction markets lead to industry declines

IBISWorld’s Surveying and Mapping Services market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
-1.3%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
13,300
Business
3,370

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Surveyors have faced subdued trends in key building markets over the past five years
  • Surveyors are expected to benefit from investment in major rail and road developments
  • Activity in the multi-unit apartment construction market is projected to regain solid growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Surveying and mapping services are used to determine the physical dimensions of earth and space, delineate ownership of land, erect buildings and structures, and to create maps. The Surveying and Mapping Services industry derives the bulk of its revenue from the provision of traditional cadastral boundary surveys and services provided to construction markets. Therefore, the industry's performance is heavily influenced by trends in building and infrastructure construction.

    The industry is expected to generate revenue totalling $3.3 billion in 2016-17, including an expected decline of 13.9% over the current year...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    New entrants into the Surveying and Mapping Services industry face no significant barriers, other than the requirement to hold appropriate qualifications. New entrants must satisfy the state-based registration and licensing requirements to practice. Licensing typically requires a four-year, degree-level university qualification and supervised field experience under a qualified surveyor for a period of between six and 12 months.

    The highly competitive nature of this industry across many relatively narrow regional markets may restrict the capacity of new entrants to obtain a foothold in the market. Existing surveyors may be advantaged by their proven track record. Existing players are also likely to have established links with a client base.

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    Additional Insights for the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry are

  • Economies of scope
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Access to the latest available technology and techniques
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    Industry Products

    What is the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry?

    Companies and independent consultants working in the industry provide professional surveying services spanning a range of markets and disciplines. These include cadastral surveying, construction surveying, mapping services and integrated surveying services.

    Industry Products
    Cadastral surveying
    Construction surveying
    Topographical and planimetric surveying
    Geophysical and integrated surveying
    Geospatial image acquisition and processing services
    Industry Activities
    Aerial surveying service
    Cadastral surveying service
    Engineering surveying service
    Geodetic surveying on a contract or fee basis
    Hydrographic and oceanographic surveying
    Land surveying service
    Map preparation service
    Mining surveying service
    Photogrammetry surveying on a contract or fee basis
    Seismic surveying service

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Demand from heavy and civil engineering construction
  • Demand from non-residential building construction
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Demand from engineering consulting

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit wanes
  • Subdued building market
  • Mining and infrastructure markets
  • Table: Surveying and Mapping Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Surveying and Mapping Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • House Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Heavy Industry and Other Non-Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Software Retailing
  • Non-Scheduled Air Transport
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Cadastral surveying
  • Geophysical and integrated surveying
  • Construction surveying
  • Topographical and planimetric surveying
  • Geospatial image acquisition and processing services
  • Chart: Surveying and Mapping Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction companies
  • Engineers and architects
  • Government and public authorities
  • Mining firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Surveying and Mapping Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Surveying and Mapping Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Residential Building Construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Airborne Laser Scanning
  • A sensing system permitting accurate elevation measurements for terrain modelling.
  • Cadastral
  • Land surveying that relates to the laws of land ownership and the definition of property boundaries. Particularly used in new subdivision development.
  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • The process of measuring, describing and mapping the surface waters of the earth.
  • Photogrammetry
  • The process of making surveys and maps by using photographs.
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