Dr. Craigs study was comprised of two major components. The first involved a series of
interviews with recipients of shared data. The interview questions sought feedback about satisfaction with data that
are being shared, obstacles obtaining or using these data, how recipients are using the data, and what they have been
able to accomplish as a result of having access to this data.
The second component of the study involved a survey mailed to 150+ persons who have or are
participating on a MetroGIS workgroup, team, the Coordinating Committee and/or the Policy Board.
This survey contained questions designed to measure both the importance of the functions that have
been endorsed by the MetroGIS Policy Board and whether MetroGIS should invest its resources in each of these functions.
The study results, as of this writing, indicate there is significant support to continue MetroGIS coordination
and facilitation activities. Specific findings are described in the attached slides.