NAICS Code 541360 Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services


Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in gathering, interpreting, and mapping geophysical data. Establishments in this industry often specialize in locating and measuring the extent of subsurface resources, such as oil, gas, and minerals, but they may also conduct surveys for engineering purposes. Establishments in this industry use a variety of surveying techniques depending on the purpose of the survey, including magnetic surveys, gravity surveys, seismic surveys, or electrical and electromagnetic surveys.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in taking core samples, drilling test wells, or other mine development activities (except geophysical surveying and mapping) on a contract basis for others are classified in Industry 21311, SupportActivities for Mining.

Industries Included

  • Aerial geophysical surveying services
  • Electrical geophysical surveying services
  • Electromagnetic geophysical surveying services
  • Geological surveying services
  • Geophysical mapping services
  • Geophysical surveying services
  • Gravity geophysical surveying services
  • Magnetic geophysical surveying services
  • Mapping services, geophysical
  • Radioactive geophysical surveying services
  • Remote sensing geophysical surveying services
  • Seismic geophysical surveying services
  • Surveying services, geophysical