2022 Edition

national industry 541360

Geophysical Surveying and Mapping 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.

The immediate parent of national industry 541360 is international industry 54136: Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services

2022 NAICS Edition 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, Support Activities for Mining.


The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 541360
2007 541360
2012 541360
2017 541360
2022 541360

Insurance Industry Mappings

The US Property and Casualty Insurance Industry may use the following classification descriptions which might encompass national industry 541360, Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services:

  1. architectural engineering and related service
  2. aviation aerial application seeding herding or scintillometer surveying flying crew
  3. geologist seismic exploration
  4. geophysical exploration
  5. geophysical exploration not otherwise classified
  6. geophysical exploration other
  7. geophysical exploration other not otherwise classified
  8. geophysical exploration seismic method
  9. geophysical service including soil testing
  10. geophysical surveying and mapping service
  11. metal mining service
  12. nonmetallic mineral service except fuel
  13. office not otherwise classified
  14. office not otherwise classified condominium office
  15. office not otherwise classified office
  16. oil and gas field exploration service
  17. professional scientific and technical service
  18. professional scientific and technical service not otherwise classified naic
  19. rat hole and seismic drilling
  20. seismic geologist exploration
  21. surveying service
  22. surveyor timber cruiser oil or gas geologist or scout


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