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Page: Use of Geospatial Data
1. 1. Do you download geospatial data or use web services?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
93.5%505
No
6.5%35

Page: Use of Geospatial Data
2. 2. How do you find the data you download? (choose as many as apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Search via structured search interface as found on DataFinder, MnGeo Geogateway, NSDI node etc.
50.9%249
Google/Internet search
57.5%281
Browse online catalogs at DataFinder, DataDeli, etc.
77.3%378
Other (please specify)
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10.2%50

Page: Use of Geospatial Data
3. 3. How do you use data you download? (choose as many as apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
In GIS projects – for analysis, map-making, etc
93.4%454
Inclusion in departmental data stores
22.8%111
In custom GIS desktop applications you create for use by others
15.8%77
In Web applications
15.2%74
In web mashups
8.2%40
In GPS or field data recorders (GPS, Trimble, etc)
29.6%144
Other (please specify)
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7.4%36

Page: Use of Geospatial Data
4. 3 i. Would you be interested in sharing tools or code you developed with others?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
46.2%60
No
11.5%15
Don’t Know
42.3%55

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5. 3 ii. How would you like to find out about other developers or projects that are using geospatial web services?
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Percent
Response
Count
check back to web site
59.3%35
RSS
25.4%15
Twitter
13.6%8
Email notification
67.8%40
Other (please specify)
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6.8%4

Page: Use of Geospatial Data
6. 4. What GIS data formats would you like to see available for download? (Check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
File Geodatabase
65.9%313
Shapefile
90.7%431
GPX
12.2%58
KML
24.4%116
Other (please specify)
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8.2%39

Page: Use of Geospatial Data
7. 5. Do you or your organization produce GIS Data or web services (e.g. WMS or geoprocessing services)?
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
47.7%246
No
41.3%213
Don’t Know
11.0%57

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8. 5 i. Would you be interested in sharing your data or services in a common location?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
47.2%116
No
13.4%33
Don’t Know
39.4%97

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9. 5 ii. What type of data/services would you want to share? (choose as many as apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Downloadable GIS Data
89.7%104
Data Services
57.8%67
Geoprocessing Services (Such as geocoding)
41.4%48
Other (please specify)
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7.8%9

Page: Use of GIS Data Sites
10. 6. Which GIS data sites do you use regularly? (choose as many as apply)
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 WeeklyMonthlyYearlyRating
Count
MN DNR Data Deli24.2% (106)47.3% (207)28.5% (125)438
MetroGIS DataFinder9.9% (22)49.1% (109)41.0% (91)222
MnGeo GeoGateway11.9% (26)45.0% (98)43.1% (94)218
MNDOT Base Map download page10.2% (22)37.7% (81)52.1% (112)215
Geospatial One Stop7.5% (12)38.5% (62)54.0% (87)161
Data.gov9.1% (16)33.1% (58)57.7% (101)175
ArcGIS Online Resource Center29.6% (66)39.0% (87)31.4% (70)223
Others (please specify)
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63

Page: Use of GIS Data Sites
11. 6 i. Of GIS sites you use regularly, how user friendly are they?
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 very easyeasydifficultvery difficultdon’t knowRating
Count
MN DNR Data Deli25.1% (108)55.5% (239)14.8% (64)0.9% (4)3.7% (16)431
MetroGIS DataFinder14.5% (37)50.2% (128)10.2% (26)0.8% (2)24.3% (62)255
MnGeo GeoGateway8.2% (20)45.3% (110)20.6% (50)0.8% (2)25.1% (61)243
MNDOT Base Map download page11.8% (30)42.5% (108)20.5% (52)2.0% (5)23.2% (59)254
Geospatial One Stop4.0% (8)34.3% (68)15.7% (31)5.6% (11)40.4% (80)198
Data.gov2.9% (6)33.8% (70)20.8% (43)4.3% (9)38.2% (79)207
ArcGIS Online Resource Center14.2% (34)50.2% (120)10.5% (25)1.7% (4)23.4% (56)239
Others (please specify)
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Page: GIS data site functionality
12. 7. When at a data site, would you like an “add to map button” that would add a selected layer directly to your desktop GIS application?
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Percent
Response
Count
Yes
64.9%311
No
19.0%91
Don’t Know
16.1%77

Page: GIS data site functionality
13. 7 i. What would you like to add the data to? (choose as many as apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Google Earth
47.8%218
ArcMap
84.0%383
ArcExplorer
18.6%85
Custom web apps
17.3%79
Other (please specify)
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9.9%45

Page: GIS data site functionality
14. 8. How would you like to hear about GIS data updates? (Check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
check back to web site
64.1%297
RSS
12.3%57
Twitter
3.9%18
Email notification
59.6%276
Other (please specify)
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3.5%16

Page: GIS data site functionality
15. 9. If map services of GIS data were provided, what would you prefer? (Check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Native ESRI service
78.8%313
GeoRSS
12.6%50
KML
25.2%100
WMS/WFS
36.5%145
Other (please specify)
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4.8%19

Page: GIS data site functionality
16. 10. What information would be most useful to you when deciding whether to use and rely on a web service?
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 Very UsefulSomewhat UsefulNot Usefuldon’t knowRating
Count
Uptime & reliability79.3% (352)18.7% (83)0.5% (2)1.6% (7)444
Notification of changes33.4% (140)59.4% (249)4.3% (18)2.9% (12)419
Data accuracy84.0% (372)14.7% (65)0.2% (1)1.1% (5)443
Complete metadata58.2% (251)36.2% (156)3.2% (14)2.3% (10)431
Others (please specify)
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Page: GIS data site functionality
17. 11. If you could save a custom profile of preferences for yourself, at the GIS data websites, would you do so? Preferences may include common data download, bookmarked favorites, etc.
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 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
58.8%273
No
18.1%84
Don’t Know
23.1%107
Comments
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Page: GIS data site functionality
18. 12. In addition to GIS data services, what other services do you need? (check all that apply)
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Percent
Response
Count
Gazetteer
26.1%73
Geocoding
62.5%175
Geoprocessing
58.2%163
Other (please specify)
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6.8%19

Page: About Yourself & Further Comment
19. 13. Do you most consider yourself a:
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Percent
Response
Count
Neogeographer
1.5%7
GIS professional
39.2%183
GIS user
41.1%192
Mash up user
1.1%5
Casual map user
12.4%58
Other (please specify)
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4.7%22

20. 14. I am associated with:
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Response
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Public sector
38.7%181
Private sector
21.8%102
Education (including students)
23.7%111
Non profit organization
6.4%30
General public
5.8%27
Other (please specify)
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3.6%17

21. 15. Do you have further comments?
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