APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Personal and Organizational Capacity

Gulf of Mexico Region

TABLE 2o.

Respondent Proficiency in the Use of Geospatial Technology (Question #5): Gulf of Mexico

PROFICIENCY # %
Expert 5 5.0
Advanced 21 21.0
Intermediate 41 41.0
Introductory 30 30.0
Not Familiar 3 3.0
TOTAL 100 100.0

Table 2o shows how 100 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Gulf of Mexico coastal region rated their personal proficiency in the use of geospatial technology. 97% of all respondents have at least an introductory level of proficiency; 67% have at least an intermediate level of proficiency. However, only 5% of respondents consider themselves to be geospatial technology experts.

TABLE 2p.

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

FREQUENCY # %
Always 35 35.0
Frequently 45 45.0
Occasionally 8 8.0
Seldom 8 8.0
Never 3 3.0
Don't Know 1 1.0
TOTAL 100 100.0

Table 2p shows how 100 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Gulf of Mexico coastal region rated the frequency with which their organization uses geospatial technology. 88% responded that their organizations use geospatial technology at least occasionally; 80% reported at least frequent use by their organizations. 3% of respondents report their organizations never use geospatial technology.