No direction: A sharp decline in global commodity prices led to decreased demand from downstream markets

Operators in the Surveying and Mapping Services industry in Canada perform services that include the creation of segregating rights in parcels of land, which give certain rights to real property without designating possession. Industry services are used by a range of industries, including residential, commercial, industrial construction and government authorities for infrastructure and environmental purposes. The five years to 2019 have been defined by lower demand from downstream nonresidential construction markets, which, in turn, was driven by a sharp decline in global commodity prices between 2014 and 2016. The growth of downstream construction markets is expected to create demand for the industry over the five years to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Adoption of new technology will enable operators to improve service quality
  • Falling industry revenue pressured industry profit margins
  • Housing market growth is anticipated to remain constrained in coming years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the Surveying and Mapping Services industry in Canada are moderate. To perform industry work, operators must satisfy various registration and licensing requirements. Licensing typically requires that degree-levels must be college-level or a university qualification with a degree in a geomatics-related field and subsequent practical experience working in the field in conjunction with the passing of professional examinations. These professional examinations are regulated by professional statue law. Once the registration and licensing requirements have been met, the obstacles for new industry entrants are quite low.The difficulty associated with obtaining a foothold in the industry restricts the number of new entrants into the industry. Exi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Surveying & Mapping Services Industry

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

  • Well-developed internal processes
  • Economies of scope
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and Value of residential construction in the Surveying & Mapping Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Surveying & Mapping Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry perform surveying and mapping services of the surface of the earth, including the sea floor. These services may include surveying and mapping areas above or below the surface of the earth, such as the creation of view easements or segregating rights in parcels of land by creating underground utility easements, which give certain rights to real property without possessing it.

    Industry Products
  • Cadastral, property line and boundary surveying
  • Geodetic, thematic and orthophoto mapping and aeronautical surveying
  • Topographic, planimetric, hydrographic and bathymetric surveying
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Aerial surveying services
  • Cadastral surveying services
  • Aerial photography services
  • Geodetic surveying services on a contract or fee basis
  • Gravimetric surveying services
  • Land surveying services
  • Map preparation services
  • Non-geophysical mining surveying services
  • Non-geophysical hydrographic and oceanographic surveying services
  • Photogrammetry seismic surveying services on a contract or fee basis
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • Government expenditure and investment
  • Overnight rate

  • Current Performance
  • Slowdown in key downstream markets
  • Profitability and industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand from construction industries
  • Adoption of new technology
  • Industry entry constrains profit margins
  • Table: Surveying & Mapping Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Utilities In Canada
  • Engineering Services in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada
  • Commercial Building Construction in Canada
  • Road & Highway Construction in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling in Canada
  • Data Processing & Hosting Services in Canada
  • Laboratory Supply Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Cadastral, property line and boundary surveying
  • Topographic, planimetric, hydrographic and bathymetric surveying
  • Other services
  • Geodetic, thematic and orthophoto mapping and aeronautical surveying
  • Chart: Surveying & Mapping Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other businesses
  • Construction, engineering and architecture companies
  • Individuals and households
  • Sales outside of Canada
  • Government and nonprofit organizations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Surveying & Mapping Services Industry

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

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

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Surveying & 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Surveying & Mapping Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Value of nonresidential construction (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bathymetric Chart
  • A chart that depicts the submerged topography and physiographic features of ocean and sea bottoms.
  • Cadastral Surveying
  • A survey related to boundaries and the subdivision of land.
  • Cartography
  • The production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting and reproduction.
  • Geodetic Survey
  • A land survey with corrections made to account for the curvature of the earth's surface.
  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • A survey that measures, describes and maps the surface waters of the earth.
  • Orthophoto
  • An aerial image that has had the effects of image distortion removed so that distances, angles and areas can be measured more precisely.
  • Photogrammetry
  • An activity that involves determining geometric properties of objects based on photographic images.
  • Planimetric Map
  • A map which presents only the horizontal positions for the features represented; Planimetric maps may show bench marks and/or elevations of significant features.
  • Thematic Map
  • A map that displays the spatial distribution of a theme or series of attributes.
  • Topographic Survey
  • A survey that gathers information about the elevation of points on a section of land and presents them as contour lines on a plot.
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