tional groups is very similar to the response for all regions. All of the groups expressed the greatest need for very large scale in the future to be in the Great Plains-Midcontinent regions. Responses to scale preference broken down by work activity are shown in Appendix E.
Most of the work activity groups mirror the general response given for all regions. The need for very large scale maps by those involved in engineering and hazard mitigation work stands out from this general response, however. Preferences within work activities were indicated for specific regions that contrast with the overall response for that particular activity. Respondents engaged in resource planning, for example, expressed relatively great need for the very large scale maps in the Appalachians east to the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Responses from those engaged in resource exploration work emphasized the need for 1:24,000 to 1:62,500 scale maps in the Basin Range-Rocky Mountains, and scales greater than 1:24,000 in the Southern Great Plains and the Gulf Coast. For respondents engaged in resource development, scales larger than 1:24,000 are preferred for future maps in the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and the Basin and Range.