APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Tools

Atlantic Southeast Region

TABLE 5e.

Importance of Tools for Respondents' planning practice/analysis/research (Question #14)b: Atlantic Southeast

TOOL Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Airborne LIDAR Data Process & Anal. 48 31 37 24 25 16 8 5 10 6 26 17 154 100
Benthic Terrain Modeler 11 7 16 10 37 24 24 16 25 16 41 27 154 100
C-CAP Land Cover Atlas 32 21 45 29 39 25 13 8 9 6 16 10 154 100
CanVis Visual Simulation 42 27 45 29 33 21 8 5 8 5 18 12 154 100
Chart Reprojector 13 8 18 12 31 20 27 18 25 16 40 26 154 100
Coastal County Snapshots 61 40 39 25 27 18 9 6 8 5 10 6 154 100
Cumulative Impacts Model 31 20 48 31 30 19 14 9 14 9 17 11 154 100
Digital Shoreline Analysis System 32 21 46 30 36 23 11 7 12 8 17 11 154 100
eCoastal Tools 16 10 28 18 48 31 17 11 19 12 26 17 154 100
Electronic Navigational Chart Handler 10 6 17 11 26 17 26 17 32 21 43 28 154 100
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper 11 7 23 15 35 23 24 16 23 15 38 25 154 100
FUSION 34 22 34 22 25 16 20 13 13 8 28 18 154 100
Habitat Priority Planner 33 21 34 22 38 25 21 14 10 6 18 12 154 100
Hazard Assessment Template 39 25 41 27 33 21 11 7 12 8 18 12 154 100
Hazards US Multi-Hazard HAZUS-MH 49 32 46 30 25 16 10 6 7 5 17 11 154 100
Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS 30 19 39 25 34 22 15 10 15 10 21 14 154 100
Impervious Surface Analysis Tool 68 44 46 30 20 13 7 5 4 3 9 6 154 100
Landscape Fragmentation Tool 47 31 31 20 38 25 12 8 8 5 18 12 154 100
Legislative Atlas 29 19 27 18 31 20 26 17 15 10 26 17 154 100
Lidar Data Handler 43 28 33 21 26 17 12 8 14 9 26 17 154 100
MarineMap 15 10 15 10 36 23 28 18 23 15 37 24 154 100
Marxan with Zones 11 7 30 19 46 30 28 18 13 8 26 17 154 100
Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre 14 9 15 10 34 22 25 16 27 18 39 25 154 100
Nautical Chart Viewer 11 7 16 10 26 17 31 20 30 19 40 26 154 100
Nonpt-Source Pollute & Ersn Compare 35 23 44 29 35 23 17 11 11 7 12 8 154 100
Pract Toolkit Marine Consv Agreemnts 12 8 14 9 26 17 31 20 34 22 37 24 154 100
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model 30 19 32 21 31 20 18 12 20 13 23 15 154 100
Sea Lev Rise & Coast Flood Freq View 43 28 33 21 24 16 17 11 17 11 20 13 154 100
Soil Data Viewer 24 16 43 28 36 23 21 14 14 9 16 10 154 100
Spatial Trends Coast Socioecon Quick 37 24 40 26 41 27 13 8 8 5 15 10 154 100
Storm Data Resource Guide 29 19 26 17 42 27 24 16 15 10 18 12 154 100
Storm Mapping Tutorial 29 19 30 19 27 18 31 20 16 10 21 14 154 100
Topograph & Bathym Data Inventory 27 18 34 22 38 25 28 18 9 6 18 12 154 100
US Marine Protected Area Online Map 19 12 17 11 24 16 32 21 27 18 35 23 154 100
Vdatum 25 16 28 18 39 25 19 12 23 15 20 13 154 100
Wave Exposure Model 20 13 28 18 31 20 10 6 27 18 38 25 154 100

a. Not Applicable

b. Responses to Question #15 (What other coastal decision support tools (including models) would improve your planning practice/analysis/research?) are provided in the Raw Survey Response Matrix.


Table 5e lists 36 tools for which Atlantic Southeast coastal region respondents were asked to rate their importance for planning practice, analysis, and research. The five tools with the highest percentage of very high or high importance ratings from respondents are:

  1. Impervious Surface Analysis Tool (74%);
  2. Coastal County Snapshots (65%);
  3. Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) (62%);
  4. CanVis Visual Simulation Tool (56%); and
  5. Airborne LIDAR Data Processing and Analysis Tools (55%).


The five tools with the highest percentage of low or very low importance ratings from respondents are:

  1. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (42%);
  2. Nautical Chart Viewer (39%);
  3. U.S. Marine Protected Areas Online Mapping Tool1 (39%);
  4. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (38%); and
  5. Chart Reprojector2 (34%).


The tools with more than 25% of respondents rating the tool as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (28%);
  2. Benthic Terrain Modeler (27%);
  3. Chart Reprojector (26%); and
  4. Nautical Chart Viewer (26%).

Endnotes

1. U.S. Marine Protected Areas Online Mapping Tool allows users to access and explore classification and spatial data on all Marine Protected Areas in the U.S.

2. Chart Reprojector allows users to "re-project" digital NOAA nautical charts with this stand-alone application.