APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Tools

Great Lakes Region

TABLE 5g.

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

TOOL Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Airborne LIDAR Data Process & Anal. 31 28 19 17 19 17 10 9 12 11 19 17 110 100
Benthic Terrain Modeler 8 7 14 13 25 23 10 9 23 21 30 27 110 100
C-CAP Land Cover Atlas 30 27 33 30 22 20 7 6 4 4 14 13 110 100
CanVis Visual Simulation 29 26 27 25 25 23 7 6 6 5 16 15 110 100
Chart Reprojector 6 5 16 15 27 25 12 11 20 18 29 26 110 100
Coastal County Snapshots 31 28 28 25 28 25 7 6 4 4 12 11 110 100
Cumulative Impacts Model 21 19 16 15 25 23 8 7 12 11 28 25 110 100
Digital Shoreline Analysis System 21 19 32 29 23 21 9 8 13 12 12 11 110 100
eCoastal Tools 10 9 17 15 32 29 10 9 19 17 22 20 110 100
Electronic Navigational Chart Handler 3 3 11 10 22 20 13 12 26 24 35 32 110 100
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper 8 7 24 22 27 25 17 15 15 14 19 17 110 100
FUSION 21 19 23 21 23 21 9 8 11 10 23 21 110 100
Habitat Priority Planner 24 22 24 22 28 25 13 12 7 6 14 13 110 100
Hazard Assessment Template 15 14 29 26 29 26 12 11 12 11 13 12 110 100
Hazards US Multi-Hazard HAZUS-MH 19 17 25 23 28 25 8 7 16 15 14 13 110 100
Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS 4 4 7 6 12 11 7 6 22 20 58 53 110 100
Impervious Surface Analysis Tool 45 41 33 30 17 15 7 6 3 3 5 5 110 100
Landscape Fragmentation Tool 33 30 31 28 25 23 7 6 5 5 9 8 110 100
Legislative Atlas 14 13 22 20 29 26 12 11 12 11 21 19 110 100
Lidar Data Handler 23 21 20 18 31 28 4 4 11 10 21 19 110 100
MarineMap 4 4 16 15 17 15 15 14 28 25 30 27 110 100
Marxan with Zones 5 5 27 25 26 24 17 15 10 9 25 23 110 100
Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre 10 9 12 11 14 13 18 16 24 22 32 29 110 100
Nautical Chart Viewer 6 5 11 10 16 15 14 13 30 27 33 30 110 100
Nonpt-Source Pollute & Ersn Compare 30 27 38 35 24 22 7 6 7 6 4 4 110 100
Pract Toolkit Marine Consv Agreemnts 3 3 14 13 22 20 15 14 21 19 35 32 110 100
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model 7 6 10 9 21 19 10 9 21 19 41 37 110 100
Sea Lev Rise & Coast Flood Freq View 12 11 12 11 21 19 8 7 18 16 39 35 110 100
Soil Data Viewer 27 25 31 28 22 20 10 9 9 8 11 10 110 100
Spatial Trends Coast Socioecon Quick 21 19 33 30 24 22 7 6 9 8 16 15 110 100
Storm Data Resource Guide 13 12 16 15 31 28 11 10 17 15 22 20 110 100
Storm Mapping Tutorial 10 9 16 15 31 28 14 13 18 16 21 19 110 100
Topograph & Bathym Data Inventory 23 21 32 29 19 17 14 13 9 8 13 12 110 100
US Marine Protected Area Online Map 9 8 16 15 20 18 17 15 19 17 29 26 110 100
Vdatum 16 15 25 23 26 24 11 10 8 7 24 22 110 100
Wave Exposure Model 12 11 12 11 19 17 12 11 20 18 35 32 110 100

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 5g lists 36 tools for which Great Lakes 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. Impervious Surface Analysis Tool (71%);
  2. Nonpoint-Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (62%);
  3. Landscape Fragmentation Tool (58%);
  4. C-CAP Land Cover Atlas1 (57%); and
  5. Coastal County Snapshots (53%).


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

  1. Nautical Chart Viewer (40%);
  2. MarineMap (39%);
  3. Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre (38%);
  4. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (36%); and
  5. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (33%).


The five tools with the highest percentage of respondents rating the tool as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS (53%);
  2. Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model2 (37%);
  3. Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer3 (35%);
  4. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (32%); and
  5. Wave Exposure Model4 (32%).

Endnotes

1. Enables users to view regional Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) land cover data and explore land cover changes and trends.

2. Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model simulates potential impacts of long-term sea level rise on wetlands and shorelines.

3. Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer Creates maps of potential impacts of sea level rise along the coast and provides related information and data for community officials.

4. Wave Exposure Model Estimates wave energy and its effects on ecosystem function (extension to ArcGIS).