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Geologic Mapping: Future Needs
FIGURE 2 Activities respondents consider extremely important to their work.
statistic is that almost one-half of the map usage is in connection with scientific research. However, this group reported 29 percent of its usage of maps was for resource activities, with more than one-half of that amount devoted to exploration. Presumably this usage is in connection with private consulting activities.
The usage of geoscience maps reported by the government group is rather consistent for all categories, with a slight emphasis on scientific research and less emphasis on hazard mitigation. The industry group reported a marked emphasis upon resource activities (76 percent), with about one-half of that amount devoted to resource exploration.
The percentage of the particular activities that are performed by each organizational group is given in Table 5.
Figure 3 shows the percentage of respondents engaged in work relating to various resources (coal, groundwater, and so on) correlated with major work activities: exploration, production, research, regulation, and engineering. Responses from the oil and gas industry are more than double