1. Which country do you live in?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Canada
13.3%4
  United States
53.3%16
  -------------
0%0
  Afghanistan
0%0
  Albania
0%0
  Algeria
0%0
  American Samoa
0%0
  Andorra
0%0
  Angola
0%0
  Anguilla
0%0
  Antarctica
0%0
  Antigua
0%0
  Argentina
0%0
  Armenia
0%0
  Aruba
0%0
  Australia
0%0
  Austria
3.3%1
  Azerbaijan
0%0
  Bahamas
0%0
  Bahrain
0%0
  Bangladesh
0%0
  Barbados
0%0
  Belarus
0%0
  Belgium
0%0
  Belize
0%0
  Benin
0%0
  Bermuda
0%0
  Bhutan
0%0
  Bolivia
0%0
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
0%0
  Botswana
0%0
  Brazil
0%0
  British Virgin Islands
0%0
  Brunei
0%0
  Bulgaria
0%0
  Burkina Faso
0%0
  Burma
0%0
  Burundi
0%0
  Cambodia
0%0
  Cameroon
0%0
  Cape Verde
0%0
  Central African Republic
0%0
  Chad
0%0
  Chile
0%0
  China
0%0
  Colombia
0%0
  Comoros
0%0
  Congo (Zaire)
0%0
  Congo
0%0
  Cook Islands
0%0
  Costa Rica
0%0
  Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
0%0
  Croatia
6.7%2
  Cuba
0%0
  Cyprus
0%0
  Czech Republic
0%0
  Denmark
0%0
  Djibouti
0%0
  Dominica
0%0
  Dominican Republic
0%0
  Ecuador
0%0
  Egypt
0%0
  El Salvador
0%0
  Equatorial Guinea
0%0
  Eritrea
0%0
  Estonia
0%0
  Ethiopia
0%0
  Falkland Islands
0%0
  Fiji
0%0
  Finland
0%0
  France
0%0
  French Guiana
0%0
  French Polynesia
0%0
  Gabon
0%0
  The Gambia
0%0
  Gaza Strip and West Bank
0%0
  Georgia
0%0
  Germany
3.3%1
  Ghana
0%0
  Gibraltar
0%0
  Greece
0%0
  Greenland
0%0
  Grenada
0%0
  Guadeloupe
0%0
  Guam
0%0
  Guatemala
0%0
  Guinea
0%0
  Guinea-Bissau
0%0
  Guyana
0%0
  Haiti
0%0
  The Holy See
0%0
  Honduras
0%0
  Hong Kong
0%0
  Hungary
0%0
  Iceland
0%0
  India
0%0
  Indonesia
0%0
  Iran
0%0
  Iraq
0%0
  Ireland
0%0
  Israel
0%0
  Italy
0%0
  Jamaica
0%0
  Japan
0%0
  Jordan
0%0
  Kazakhstan
0%0
  Kenya
0%0
  Kiribati
0%0
  Kuwait
0%0
  Kyrgyzstan
0%0
  Laos
0%0
  Latvia
0%0
  Lebanon
0%0
  Lesotho
0%0
  Liberia
0%0
  Libya
0%0
  Liechtenstein
0%0
  Lithuania
0%0
  Luxembourg
0%0
  Macau
0%0
  Macedonia
0%0
  Madagascar
0%0
  Malawi
0%0
  Malaysia
0%0
  Maldives
0%0
  Mali
0%0
  Malta
0%0
  Marshall Islands
0%0
  Martinique
0%0
  Mauritania
0%0
  Mauritius
0%0
  Mayotte
0%0
  Mexico
0%0
  Federated States of Micronesia
0%0
  Moldova
0%0
  Monaco
0%0
  Mongolia
0%0
  Montserrat
0%0
  Morocco
0%0
  Mozambique
0%0
  Namibia
0%0
  Nauru
0%0
  Nepal
0%0
  Netherlands
0%0
  Netherlands Antilles
0%0
  New Caledonia
0%0
  New Zealand
0%0
  Nicaragua
0%0
  Niger
0%0
  Nigeria
0%0
  North Korea
0%0
  Northern Mariana Islands
0%0
  Norway
0%0
  Oman
0%0
  Pakistan
0%0
  Palau
0%0
  Panama
0%0
  Papua New Guinea
0%0
  Paraguay
0%0
  Peru
0%0
  Philippines
0%0
  Pitcairn Islands
0%0
  Poland
0%0
  Portugal
0%0
  Puerto Rico
0%0
  Qatar
0%0
  Reunion
0%0
  Romania
3.3%1
  Russia
0%0
  Rwanda
0%0
  Saint Kitts and Nevis
0%0
  Saint Lucia
0%0
  Saint Pierre and Miquelon
0%0
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
0%0
  Samoa
0%0
  San Marino
0%0
  Sao Tome and Principe
0%0
  Saudi Arabia
0%0
  Senegal
0%0
  Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia)
0%0
  Seychelles
0%0
  Sierra Leone
0%0
  Singapore
0%0
  Slovakia
0%0
  Slovenia
3.3%1
  Solomon Islands
0%0
  Somalia
0%0
  South Africa
0%0
  South Korea
0%0
  Spain
0%0
  Sri Lanka
0%0
  Sudan
0%0
  Suriname
0%0
  Swaziland
0%0
  Sweden
0%0
  Switzerland
6.7%2
  Syria
0%0
  Taiwan
0%0
  Tajikistan
0%0
  Tanzania
0%0
  Thailand
0%0
  Togo
0%0
  Tonga
0%0
  Trinidad and Tobago
0%0
  Tunisia
0%0
  Turkey
0%0
  Turkmenistan
0%0
  Turks and Caicos Islands
0%0
  Tuvalu
0%0
  Uganda
0%0
  Ukraine
0%0
  United Arab Emirates
0%0
  United Kingdom
3.3%1
  United States Virgin Islands
3.3%1
  Uruguay
0%0
  Uzbekistan
0%0
  Vanuatu
0%0
  Venezuela
0%0
  Vietnam
0%0
  West Bank and Gaza Strip
0%0
  Western Sahara
0%0
  Yemen
0%0
  Zambia
0%0
  Zimbabwe
0%0
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  292
(skipped this question)  1
2. Gender:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Female
36.7%11
  Male
63.3%19
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  293
(skipped this question)  0
3. Age:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Under 19
0%0
  20 to 29
6.7%2
  30 to 39
40%12
  40 to 49
23.3%7
  50 to 59
10%3
  60 to 69
20%6
  Over 70
0%0
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  289
(skipped this question)  4
4. What is your primary involvement with maps?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Cartographer
0%0
  GIS specialist
0%0
  Software developer
0%0
  Data developer
0%0
  Professor
50%15
  Educator
50%15
  Researcher
0%0
  Student
0%0
  Map librarian
0%0
  Map collector
0%0
  Map dealer
0%0
  Map enthusiast
0%0
  ------------------
0%0
  Other
0%0
  Not applicable
0%0
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  292
(skipped this question)  1
5. For how many years have you been professionally involved with maps?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  0 to 4
3.3%1
  5 to 9
13.3%4
  10 to 19
40%12
  20 to 29
20%6
  More than 30
23.3%7
  -------------
0%0
  Not applicable
0%0
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  292
(skipped this question)  1
6. In general, how do you rate the design of maps made today?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Very bad
3.3%1
  Bad
16.7%5
  Adequate
40%12
  Good
36.7%11
  Very Good
3.3%1
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  263
(skipped this question)  30
7. Compared to manual maps made twenty or thirty years ago, how do you rate the design of digital maps today?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Much worse
10%3
  Worse
30%9
  About the same
23.3%7
  Better
26.7%8
  Much better
10%3
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  262
(skipped this question)  31
8. Do you think map design will generally get worse or better in the next 10 to 20 years?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Get worse
23.3%7
  Stay the same
16.7%5
  Get better
60%18
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  262
(skipped this question)  31
9. For much of the twentieth century, maps designed in North America and Europe often looked different from each other. Is this still the case today?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Yes
10.3%3
  Yes, but not so much
79.3%23
  No
10.3%3
Total Respondents  29
(filtered out)  246
(skipped this question)  48
10. According to a popular definition, cartography is a discipline that combines art and science. Looking broadly at the profession today, how would you rate this balance?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Entirely art
0%0
  More art
3.3%1
  Equal art and science
30%9
  More science
63.3%19
  Entirely science
3.3%1
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  262
(skipped this question)  31
11. In your experience, how unusual is it for a cartographer to have both design and technical ability?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Very rare
3.3%1
  Rare
20%6
  Sometimes
53.3%16
  Common
20%6
  Very common
3.3%1
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  261
(skipped this question)  32
12. Nature vs. nurture: both natural aptitude and education are factors determining whether a person is good at map design. Which do you consider most important?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Entirely aptitude
0%0
  More aptitude
23.3%7
  Equal aptitude and education
50%15
  More education
26.7%8
  Entirely education
0%0
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  263
(skipped this question)  30
13. If you HAD to hire someone to design custom maps for a magazine like National Geographic and the choice was between a GIS specialist with no graphical experience and a graphic designer with no GIS experience, whom would you choose?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  GIS specialist
26.7%8
  Graphic designer
73.3%22
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  261
(skipped this question)  32
14. Is map design a mature field with little room for innovation or do new design techniques still await discovery? Rate the likelihood for future map design innovation:
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Very unlikely
3.3%1
  Unlikely
3.3%1
  Likely
43.3%13
  Very likely
50%15
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  263
(skipped this question)  30
15. Do you make maps?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Yes
90%27
  No
10%3
Total Respondents  30
(filtered out)  263
(skipped this question)  30
16. How do you rate yourself as a map designer?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Bad
0%0
  Not so good
4%1
  Average
24%6
  Pretty good
72%18
  Excellent
0%0
Total Respondents  25
(filtered out)  226
(skipped this question)  72
17. What has influenced your development as a map designer?
Not importantSomewhat importantImportantResponse Average
Cartography classes
8% (2)19% (5)73% (19)2.65
GIS classes
19% (5)62% (16)19% (5)2.00
Art/Design classes
38% (9)38% (9)25% (6)1.88
Self taught
0% (0)42% (11)58% (15)2.58
Internship/apprenticeship
32% (8)28% (7)40% (10)2.08
A mentor
11% (3)37% (10)52% (14)2.41
Work experience
0% (0)15% (4)85% (23)2.85
Professional outreach (conferences, online forums, etc.)
19% (5)52% (14)30% (8)2.11
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  242
(skipped this question)  54
18. Do you seek advice from others when designing maps?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Never
0%0
  Not often
7.4%2
  Sometimes
33.3%9
  Very often
29.6%8
  Always
29.6%8
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  242
(skipped this question)  54
19. Have you ever submitted a map to a design contest?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  No
59.3%16
  Yes
7.4%2
  Yes, and won an award
33.3%9
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  240
(skipped this question)  56
20. Looking beyond maps, how do you rate your ability in the broader field of graphic design?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Bad
0%0
  Not so good
3.7%1
  Average
37%10
  Pretty good
59.3%16
  Excellent
0%0
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  242
(skipped this question)  54
21. When making a map, how closely does your initial concept (minds-eye view) match the final design?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Never
7.4%2
  Not often
11.1%3
  Sometimes
29.6%8
  Very often
51.9%14
  Always
0%0
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  239
(skipped this question)  57
22. On a typical map project, about what percentage of the total project time do you devote to map design?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Little or none
0%0
  5 percent
0%0
  10 percent
3.7%1
  20 percent
7.4%2
  30 percent
11.1%3
  40 percent
11.1%3
  50 percent
18.5%5
  60 percent
11.1%3
  70 percent
25.9%7
  80 percent
7.4%2
  90 percent
0%0
  100 percent
3.7%1
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  239
(skipped this question)  57
23. When making a map, to what extent do you integrate design with other mapping tasks such as research, compilation, and production?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Completely integrated
44.4%12
  Mostly integrated
48.1%13
  Sometimes integrated, sometimes separate
7.4%2
  Mostly separate
0%0
  Completely separate
0%0
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  240
(skipped this question)  56
24. Looking at one of your typical map projects from start to finish, when does most design effort occur?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Beginning
3.8%1
  Middle
0%0
  End
7.7%2
  Beginning and end
7.7%2
  Throughout the project
80.8%21
Total Respondents  26
(filtered out)  240
(skipped this question)  57
25. Of the maps you make, how many are custom designed versus made to already existing design standards or from default software settings?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Entirely custom
44.4%12
  Mostly custom
29.6%8
  Both custom and standardized
25.9%7
  Mostly standardized
0%0
  Entirely standardized
0%0
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  241
(skipped this question)  55
26. Does software influence map design?
 Response PercentResponse Total
  Not often
11.1%3
  Sometimes
44.4%12
  Very much
44.4%12
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  241
(skipped this question)  55
27. Not every map can be a design masterpiece. What factors LIMIT the quality of maps you design?
InfrequentSometimesFrequentResponse Average
Not enough time
4% (1)38% (10)58% (15)2.54
Not enough funding
22% (6)41% (11)37% (10)2.15
Pre-existing map design standards
48% (13)48% (13)4% (1)1.56
Strict supervisor or client control
63% (17)37% (10)0% (0)1.37
Lack of manual/artistic skill
37% (10)56% (15)7% (2)1.70
Inadequate software
56% (15)37% (10)7% (2)1.52
Data problems
19% (5)59% (16)22% (6)2.04
Just feeling lazy
67% (18)26% (7)7% (2)1.41
Total Respondents  27
(filtered out)  242
(skipped this question)  54