1. Purposes for which they use USGS maps/data; where they get it, specifically what do they buy, how much ($/quantities), how often. If it were not available, what could or would be substituted?

  2. What are the strong points of current USGS products? Weak points?

  3. Are the users of USGS information changing? Do they expect spatial digital data usage changes in the 1- to 10-year period? Try to assess evolving digital data needs, in particular, any plans for using the 1:100,000 TIGER files, creating their own digital data files, etc.?

  4. Are there products user would like to have from the USGS? What about willingness to pay?

  5. Explore how user feels about what federal mapping role should be; in particular, what about the USGS role?

  6. Explore how user feels about the USGS as service organization (not just supplier of hard-copy products or digital files).

ORGANIZATIONS SAMPLED

Municipal Governments and Public and Private Utilities (John C.Antenucci, interviewer)

Alabama Power Company

Albuquerque (NM), City of

Ann Arbor (MI), City of

Austin (TX), City of

Baltimore (MD), City of, Public Works Department

Boston (MA), City of

Carolina Power & Light Company

Charlotte (VA), City of

City Public Service, San Antonio

Columbus (OH), City of

Deerfield Beach, City of

Denver Water Department

Dupage County Assessor

Erie & Niagara Counties Regional Planning Board

Florida Power & Light Company

Greenville (NC), City of

GTE of Illinois

Houston (TX), City of

Indianapolis (IN), City of

Iowa Public Service Company

Jefferson County, Colorado

Johnson City



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