Open-File Report 2009-1222
The purpose of this study was to receive customer feedback and to understand data and information requirements for The National Map. This report provides results and findings from interviews and surveys and will guide policy and operations decisions about data and information requirements leading to the development of a 5-year strategic plan for the National Geospatial Program. These findings are based on feedback from approximately 2,200 customers between February and August 2008. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted more than 160 interviews with 200 individuals. The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the International Map Trade Association (IMTA) surveyed their memberships and received feedback from over 400 members. The Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) received feedback from over 1,600 of its U.S.-based software users through an online survey sent to customers attending the ESRI International User Conference in the summer of 2008. The results of these surveys were shared with the USGS and have been included in this report.
First posted October 2009
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Sugarbaker, Larry, Coray, K.E., and Poore, Barbara, 2009, The National Map customer requirements; Findings from interviews and surveys: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1222, 34 p. plus appendixes A, B, and C, available only online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1222/.
Key Findings and Recommendations
Appendix A. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Structured Interview Guide
Appendix B. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Survey Questions
Appendix C. Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Survey Questions