North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2012


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541360 - Geophysical surveying and mapping services

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in gathering, interpreting and mapping geophysical data. These establishments 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. A variety of surveying techniques are used, including seismic, magnetic, gravity, electrical and electromagnetic, radioactive and remote sensing, depending on the purpose of the survey.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • electrical geophysical surveying services
    • electromagnetic geophysical surveying services
    • geological surveying services
    • gravity geophysical surveying services
    • oceanic surveying, geophysical
    • seismic geophysical surveying services

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • geophysical surveying activities in combination with other exploration activities (See 21311 Support activities for mining, and oil and gas extraction)
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