Survey reports are rewards for doing crafting writs (daily quests). They aren’t awarded every time you complete a writ, but often enough and are worth completing. The chance to receive a survey map is about 15% for Woodworking, Blacksmithing and Clothing, 30% for Enchanting, and 50% for Alchemy. Provisioning crafting writs don’t reward survey maps.
Survey maps essentially function the same as treasure maps. Once you have a survey report map you need to visit a designated area in the same zone your crafting writ quest is delivered. Finding a location specified on the survey map will enable you to loot multiple resource nodes which all yield double the amount of materials you’d normally get from resource nodes.
You can find exact map locations and coordinates of resource nodes for all survey maps below. You can click the zone name in the table to display a map with exact locations!
Survey map coordinates for shared zones:
Tips: If you need an addon to display map coordinates in game, see Map Coordinates. Additionally, you can download the Lost Treasure addon which will simply put icons for survey report locations on your in-game map so you don’t need to reference our site.
Enchanting nodes have a higher chance to yield higher level Aspect runes, and Blacksmithing, Clothing, and Woodworking resource nodes can give you valuable Nirncrux trait stones more often (still only in Upper Craglorn though).
Depending on the location, there may be monsters around the resource nodes indicated on your survey map which will have to be killed, but they’re always normal monsters which are easy to kill. Monsters in most locations can be avoided though by using stealth to get past them.
These high-yield harvest nodes from survey reports will only appear if you have the corresponding survey. As mentioned previously, Provisioners will not receive any survey reports but instead have a chance to receive a recipe when turning in writ quests.
Our Crafting Writs Guide contains more information about crafting quests so go ahead and read it.