2016 Capital Expenditure Study - Surveying & Mapping

November 2016
Part of passport: 2016 Surveying & Mapping Market Trends

Why Order this Report?

Understanding the amount of budget to be spent on equipment and software, how that amount is finalized, and who is making these decisions gives an accurate picture of the surveying and mapping industry, now and in the future. In addition to budget development processes and amounts, specific types of planned equipment and software investment is detailed in this report.

Who Should Read this Report?

Vice presidents, Directors and Managers of Engineering, Planning, Purchasing, Sales, Business Development, and Operations in the mapping and surveying industry, including those who provide equipment and software to the industry.

Study Background:

Objectives of this research are to determine:

  • The timeline and process for how organizations develop and finalize budget approval
  • Total budget and amount of that total to be allocated to specific types of equipment
  • Total budget and amount of that total to be allocated to specific types of software
  • Preferred communication methods when purchasing new equipment
  • Detailed demographics of industry professionals


  • In 2016, 253 online surveys completed with active, qualified, domestic subscribers to Point of Beginning who have purchase influence, in all organizations except training/education and consulting.
  • Data collected September 26 – October 7, 2016.


Surveys Completed









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