Welcome: Public Participation Geographic Information Systems Survey Consent

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to participate in a short e-survey designed to understand the use and effectiveness of Geographic Information Systems that support public participation, an emerging field of study known as PPGIS (Public Participation Geographic Information Systems). This e-survey is part of research conducted by faculty and students at Hunter College of the City University of New York (Hunter).

Our research seeks to examine how PPGIS is applied in a variety of contexts to support and facilitate public participation. You have been contacted because we believe that your organization offers an application or service that provides the public with geospatial information in order to inform decision-making. Therefore, we invite you to participate in this research by responding to a brief e-survey that is expected to take about 10 minutes to complete.

Taking part is voluntary and your individual responses to all of the questions will remain confidential. Identifiable information is not required for participation.

While there are no direct benefits to you for participating in the survey, your considered responses to survey questions contribute to enhancing our understanding of the benefits and limits of GIS technologies that are designed to foster public participation.

We thank you in advance for your time.

Best regards,

Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian
Associate Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College of the City University of New York
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
212-772-5594
laxmi@hunter.cuny.edu

Richard Amanna
Graduate Research Assistant, Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College of the City University of New York
Richard.amanna@gmail.com

For information regarding the institutional approval process for this research, please contact:

Hunter College Institutional Review Board
Reference # HC-110713341
695 Park Avenue , Room E1426
New York, NY 10065
212-650-3053
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/irb

Below, you are given two options:

By selecting “I’d like to participate; take me to the survey,” you have consented to participate in this survey and will be taken directly to the questions.

By selecting "I'd like to see the full consent information before I begin," you will be taken to a page that details the methods and procedures employed in our research.

Question Title

* 1. How would you like to proceed?

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