AGI Survey on the General Use of Geologic Map Data

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Workforce Program is investigating how geoscientists use geologic maps and geologic map data (including bedrock, gravity, magnetics, surficial, hazards, flood maps etc) in the course of their work.  This survey, combined with a voluntary detailed follow-up survey, will be used to determine the extent to which geologic map data is used throughout the economy.  This is a short preliminary survey designed to understand the general scope and extent of the use of geologic map data.

We encourage you to participate in this survey and the follow-up survey.  To have the opportunity to share more deeply your use of geologic map data, please provide a valid email address at the end of the survey.  We will send you a link in mid-March to the detailed survey at that time.

Your input is invaluable in understanding the role of geoscience in the economy.  The result of these surveys will be used to communicate the value of geologic maps and data to local, state, and federal legislatures; this will provide a clear analysis to the geoscience community and to the public.

Participation in this survey is strictly voluntary and individual responses will be kept confidential.  All responses are anonymous unless you optionally provide us your contact information.  This survey should take approximately 4 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact Mike Mars at

There are 4 questions in this survey.

A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.