APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Personal and Organizational Capacity

Great Lakes Region

TABLE 2m.

Respondent Proficiency in the Use of Geospatial Technology (Question #5): Great Lakes

PROFICIENCY # %
Expert 4 3.6
Advanced 22 20.0
Intermediate 55 50.0
Introductory 26 23.6
Not Familiar 3 2.7
TOTAL 110 100.0

Table 2m shows how 110 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Great Lakes coastal region rated their personal proficiency in the use of geospatial technology. More than 97% of respondents have at least an introductory level of proficiency; nearly 74% have at least an intermediate level of proficiency. However, less than 4% of respondents consider themselves to be geospatial technology experts.

TABLE 2n.

Frequency of Geospatial Technology Use in Respondent's Organization (Question #6): Great Lakes

FREQUENCY # %
Always 28 25.5
Frequently 54 49.1
Occasionally 14 12.7
Seldom 8 7.3
Never 4 3.6
Don't Know 2 1.8
TOTAL 110 100.0

Table 2n shows how 110 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Great Lakes coastal region rated the frequency with which their organization uses geospatial technology. More than 87% responded that their organizations use geospatial technology at least occasionally; nearly 75% responded at least frequent use by their organizations. Less than 4% of respondents report their organizations never use geospatial technology.