APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Tools

Pacific Islands Region

TABLE 5j.

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

TOOL Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Airborne LIDAR Data Process & Anal. 11 38 4 14 6 21 1 3 2 7 5 17 29 100
Benthic Terrain Modeler 2 7 3 10 13 45 1 3 5 17 5 17 29 100
C-CAP Land Cover Atlas 9 31 12 41 2 7 3 10 1 3 2 7 29 100
CanVis Visual Simulation 11 38 8 28 5 17 0 0 2 7 3 10 29 100
Chart Reprojector 6 21 5 17 3 10 6 21 3 10 6 21 29 100
Coastal County Snapshots 10 34 7 24 7 24 2 7 0 0 3 10 29 100
Cumulative Impacts Model 12 41 9 31 3 10 1 3 1 3 3 10 29 100
Digital Shoreline Analysis System 17 59 6 21 2 7 1 3 2 7 1 3 29 100
eCoastal Tools 7 24 6 21 8 28 3 10 3 10 2 7 29 100
Electronic Navigational Chart Handler 1 3 1 3 7 24 7 24 6 21 7 24 29 100
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper 4 14 7 24 8 28 4 14 1 3 5 17 29 100
FUSION 9 31 8 28 2 7 4 14 1 3 5 17 29 100
Habitat Priority Planner 11 38 4 14 4 14 5 17 2 7 3 10 29 100
Hazard Assessment Template 11 38 6 21 4 14 4 14 2 7 2 7 29 100
Hazards US Multi-Hazard HAZUS-MH 18 62 3 10 6 21 1 3 1 3 0 0 29 100
Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS 5 17 3 10 5 17 3 10 8 28 5 17 29 100
Impervious Surface Analysis Tool 13 45 9 31 5 17 1 3 1 3 0 0 29 100
Landscape Fragmentation Tool 6 21 9 31 8 28 2 7 1 3 3 10 29 100
Legislative Atlas 8 28 3 10 6 21 3 10 4 14 5 17 29 100
Lidar Data Handler 14 48 5 17 2 7 2 7 1 3 5 17 29 100
MarineMap 3 10 9 31 6 21 1 3 5 17 5 17 29 100
Marxan with Zones 5 17 6 21 10 34 2 7 2 7 4 14 29 100
Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre 2 7 5 17 9 31 3 10 4 14 6 21 29 100
Nautical Chart Viewer 3 10 2 7 6 21 4 14 6 21 8 28 29 100
Nonpt-Source Pollute & Ersn Compare 9 31 9 31 5 17 4 14 0 0 2 7 29 100
Pract Toolkit Marine Consv Agreemnts 4 14 5 17 7 24 3 10 5 17 5 17 29 100
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model 6 21 9 31 5 17 4 14 2 7 3 10 29 100
Sea Lev Rise & Coast Flood Freq View 13 45 6 21 5 17 2 7 1 3 2 7 29 100
Soil Data Viewer 8 28 7 24 8 28 3 10 1 3 2 7 29 100
Spatial Trends Coast Socioecon Quick 8 28 6 21 8 28 1 3 3 10 3 10 29 100
Storm Data Resource Guide 3 10 3 10 14 48 5 17 2 7 2 7 29 100
Storm Mapping Tutorial 3 10 2 7 14 48 3 10 4 14 3 10 29 100
Topograph & Bathym Data Inventory 9 31 7 24 5 17 5 17 1 3 2 7 29 100
US Marine Protected Area Online Map 4 14 5 17 8 28 4 14 3 10 5 17 29 100
Vdatum 7 24 6 21 7 24 1 3 3 10 5 17 29 100
Wave Exposure Model 9 31 8 28 4 14 0 0 3 10 5 17 29 100

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 5j lists 36 tools for which Pacific Islands coastal region respondents were asked to rate 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. Digital Shoreline Analysis System1 (80%);
  2. Impervious Surface Analysis Tool (76%);
  3. C-CAP Land Cover Analysis2 (72%);
  4. Cumulative Impacts Model3 (72%); and
  5. Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) (72%).


The five tools with the highest percentage of low or very low importance or "Not Applicable" ratings from respondents are:

  1. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (69%);
  2. Nautical Chart Viewer (63%);
  3. Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS (55%);
  4. Chart Reprojector4 (52%); and
  5. Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre (44%).

Endnotes

1. Digital Shoreline Analysis System computes rate-of-change statistics from multiple historic shoreline positions

2. C-CAP Land Cover Atlas enables users to view regional Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) land cover data and explore land cover changes and trends.

3. Cumulative Impacts Model provides estimates of human impacts on ocean ecosystems from a host of activities.

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