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Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
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11/21/2017
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The following tables summarize survey responses received by GWIC during November 2002. 194 of 653 users (30%) who logged in during November answered the survey.

To view the responses for an individual customer group, click on their hyperlinked customer type. To redisplay all groups, click Show All.



Customer Types
Customer Type Surveys % Chart
Commercial 0 0 %  
Consultant 0 0 %  
Driller 14 100 %
Education (Student) 0 0 %  
Education (Teacher) 0 0 %  
Government (County) 0 0 %  
Government (State) 0 0 %  
Government (Federal) 0 0 %  
Industrial 0 0 %  
NRIS 0 0 %  
Public/Landowner 0 0 %  
Realtor 0 0 %  
Surveyor 0 0 %  
Show All 14 100%  

 

1. In the past year how often have you used the GWIC website?
Response Chart Count %
1-4 times 1 7.69%
Monthly 2 15.38%
Weekly 5 38.46%
2-4 times a week 3 23.08%
Daily 2 15.38%
Total Responses   13 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

2. How often does the website meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
None of the time   0 0.00%
Some of the time 1 8.33%
Average 1 8.33%
Often 8 66.67%
Always 2 16.67%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

3. How easy is the website to use?
Response Chart Count %
Very Hard   0 0.00%
Medium Hard   0 0.00%
Medium Easy 5 41.67%
Very Easy 7 58.33%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

4. How do you value our website service?
Response Chart Count %
No value   0 0.00%
Little value   0 0.00%
Moderate value   0 0.00%
Significant value 8 61.54%
Critical value 5 38.46%
Total Responses   13 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

5. How would the loss of GWIC service impact you?
Response Chart Count %
No impact   0 0.00%
Little impact 1 7.69%
Moderate impact 1 7.69%
Significant impact 5 38.46%
Critical impact 6 46.15%
Total Responses   13 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

6. How important is is that GWIC contains current data?
Response Chart Count %
No importance   0 0.00%
Little importance   0 0.00%
Moderate importance   0 0.00%
Significant importance 5 35.71%
Critical importance 9 64.29%
Total Responses   14 100.00%
Did Not Respond   0  

7. How useful are GWIC data in determing drilling depths?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 4 33.33%
Often 4 33.33%
Always 4 33.33%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

8. How useful are GWIC data in completing property sales?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 25.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 1 25.00%
Often 2 50.00%
Always   0 0.00%
Total Responses   4 100.00%
Did Not Respond   10  

9. How useful are GWIC data in dealing with land subdivision issues?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 33.33%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 1 33.33%
Often 1 33.33%
Always   0 0.00%
Total Responses   3 100.00%
Did Not Respond   11  

10. How useful are GWIC data in completing your ground-water research?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 9.09%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 3 27.27%
Often 4 36.36%
Always 3 27.27%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

11. If you make ground-water management decisions, how often does access to GWIC improve your decision making?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 14.29%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 4 57.14%
Often 1 14.29%
Always 1 14.29%
Total Responses   7 100.00%
Did Not Respond   7  

12. If you make ground-water development decisions, how often does access to GWIC improve your decision making?
Response Chart Count %
Never 2 20.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 2 20.00%
Often 4 40.00%
Always 2 20.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

13. If you make ground-water protection decisions, how often does access to GWIC improve your decision making?
Response Chart Count %
Never 2 28.57%
Rarely 1 14.29%
Generally 2 28.57%
Often   0 0.00%
Always 2 28.57%
Total Responses   7 100.00%
Did Not Respond   7  

14. Does internet access to GWIC data save you money?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 9.09%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 1 9.09%
Often 4 36.36%
Always 5 45.45%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

15. Is access to GWIC data worth the cost to the taxpayer to provide it?
Response Chart Count %
Never   0 0.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally 2 16.67%
Often 1 8.33%
Always 9 75.00%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

16. Each time you login, access to GWIC provides an economic benefit of...?
* ($ 197.50 / session )
Response Chart Count %
Less than $10 2 25.00%
Between $10 and $100 4 50.00%
Between $101 and $400 1 12.50%
Between $401 and $1000   0 0.00%
Greater than $1000 1 12.50%
Total Responses   8 100.00%
Did Not Respond   6  

* Economic benefit is calculated using a weighted average of responses given. Values assigned per catagory are: (<$10) = $5; ($10-$100) = $55; ($101-$400) = $250; ($401-$1000) = $700; (>$1000) = $1100.


17. How often does the Wells - Printable report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it   0 0.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 4 30.77%
Often meets 5 38.46%
Always meets 4 30.77%
Total Responses   13 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

18. How often does the Wells - Download report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 1 8.33%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 5 41.67%
Often meets 3 25.00%
Always meets 3 25.00%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

19. How often does the Lithology report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 2 15.38%
Rarely meets 4 30.77%
Generally meets 1 7.69%
Often meets 3 23.08%
Always meets 3 23.08%
Total Responses   13 100.00%
Did Not Respond   1  

20. How often does the SWL Summary report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 3 25.00%
Rarely meets 1 8.33%
Generally meets 6 50.00%
Often meets   0 0.00%
Always meets 2 16.67%
Total Responses   12 100.00%
Did Not Respond   2  

21. How often does the Field Visit report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 5 55.56%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 3 33.33%
Often meets   0 0.00%
Always meets 1 11.11%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

22. How often does the Water Quality report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 5 50.00%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 2 20.00%
Often meets 2 20.00%
Always meets 1 10.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

23. How often does the One page Site/Well report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 3 27.27%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 3 27.27%
Often meets 1 9.09%
Always meets 4 36.36%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

24. How often does the One page SWL hydrograph report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 6 54.55%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 3 27.27%
Often meets 1 9.09%
Always meets 1 9.09%
Total Responses   11 100.00%
Did Not Respond   3  

25. How often does the One page water-quality analysis report meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
I do not use it 6 66.67%
Rarely meets   0 0.00%
Generally meets 2 22.22%
Often meets   0 0.00%
Always meets 1 11.11%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

26. How often do the Ground-Water Characterization Program and MBMG Projects data reports meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 25.00%
Rarely   0 0.00%
Generally   0 0.00%
Often 3 75.00%
Always   0 0.00%
Total Responses   4 100.00%
Did Not Respond   10  

27. How often do the Ground-Water Characterization maps meet your needs?
Response Chart Count %
Never 1 20.00%
Rarely 1 20.00%
Generally   0 0.00%
Often 3 60.00%
Always   0 0.00%
Total Responses   5 100.00%
Did Not Respond   9  

28. Would you use a search by drainage basin option?
Response Chart Count %
No 5 55.56%
Yes 4 44.44%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

29. Would you use a search by geologic source option?
Response Chart Count %
No 3 33.33%
Yes 6 66.67%
Total Responses   9 100.00%
Did Not Respond   5  

30. Would you use an interactive web-based mapping application?
Response Chart Count %
No 1 10.00%
Yes 9 90.00%
Total Responses   10 100.00%
Did Not Respond   4  

 

Comments

  • The site is great and I use it almos daily. The only problem is that the older wells don-t show a lithology. Having the lithology on all the wells out there would be fantastic. I work on the North Dakota/Montana border and i wish that North Dakota had the resources that you do. Keep up the great work.
  • As a water well drilling contractor/consultant the GWIC is a vital tool of resorces which helps in planning for water development- protecting ground water and general information about Montana-s ground water.
  • The GWIC Data Base has really assisted me in determining cost and availability of water to my customers. It has also really help in determining how to construct a well and in so doing I can provide representative cost and advise to my customers.
  • Why are some well logs missing? Why are some lithology missing?
  • I think this is a great site- I haven-t had the opportunituy to search all of it yet so did not comment on places I didn-t use
  • Just started working with your site. Do not have opinions and answers for your survey at this time. Thanks. Sherry
  • I would like to see more mapping of the top of the bearpaw shale in easter Montana. I have two maps that have this information along with the formation at the surface and depth of wells- but they only cover Ekalaka and Harden areas. This information is very inportant to me as a water well driller and helps me decide the best location to tell the land owner to drill a well- or where not to. These two maps have saved us valuable time and saved the land owners thousands. I wish the state would see the need for this type of mapping and do more of it. Maybe digitize it and put it on the site!! Then I could downlode the area that we are going to be drilling and show the land owner what we are looking at. Thanks for the great site it realy helps. Every time I log on it is bigger- better- and easier to use.

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