Table 13 and Figure 8 show the relative importance respondents placed on different types of geoscience maps that they produced themselves.

Every organizational group considered geologic maps by far to be the most important map type. Geophysical maps were second overall, largely because of their heavy usage by the petroleum industry, but they scored lower than second place with two of the organizational groups. Many of the self-produced maps within the government group, and some within the academic group, are eventually published, and therefore become available to the general user community. The majority of self-produced maps are made by industry, however, and almost none of these are published.



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