Survey Equipment Theft in Florida

Survey equipment theft has plagued the Florida surveying and mapping industry. Southeast Florida, specifically Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, was particularly hard hit. The map below visualizes the location and quantity of reported crimes committed against surveyors. From 2002 through May 2017, almost $5.6 million in survey equipment was stolen.

Maintaining the map and database is a collaborative effort between the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society and the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale REC Geomatics Program.

The online web map can be viewed here.

An XYHT article published in October 2017 can be viewed here.

To self-report a crime to the database, please complete the following FSMS Crime Report Form and submit to Rick Pryce (