APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Tools

Gulf of Mexico Region

TABLE 5h.

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

TOOL Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Airborne LIDAR Data Process & Anal. 31 31 29 29 11 11 9 9 10 10 10 10 100 100
Benthic Terrain Modeler 9 9 14 14 19 19 22 22 18 18 18 18 100 100
C-CAP Land Cover Atlas 22 22 37 37 20 20 4 4 10 10 7 7 100 100
CanVis Visual Simulation 26 26 34 34 20 20 4 4 8 8 8 8 100 100
Chart Reprojector 8 8 13 13 21 21 20 20 21 21 17 17 100 100
Coastal County Snapshots 44 44 29 29 14 14 6 6 3 3 4 4 100 100
Cumulative Impacts Model 26 26 34 34 17 17 6 6 9 9 8 8 100 100
Digital Shoreline Analysis System 25 25 24 24 24 24 12 12 9 9 6 6 100 100
eCoastal Tools 13 13 24 24 25 25 11 11 9 9 18 18 100 100
Electronic Navigational Chart Handler 7 7 16 16 12 12 19 19 25 25 21 21 100 100
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper 11 11 15 15 24 24 17 17 14 14 19 19 100 100
FUSION 26 26 20 20 19 19 12 12 11 11 12 12 100 100
Habitat Priority Planner 26 26 33 33 14 14 10 10 9 9 8 8 100 100
Hazard Assessment Template 26 26 28 28 19 19 10 10 10 10 7 7 100 100
Hazards US Multi-Hazard HAZUS-MH 33 33 28 28 21 21 6 6 6 6 6 6 100 100
Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS 21 21 23 23 16 16 19 19 11 11 10 10 100 100
Impervious Surface Analysis Tool 43 43 34 34 12 12 5 5 2 2 4 4 100 100
Landscape Fragmentation Tool 27 27 31 31 20 20 8 8 5 5 9 9 100 100
Legislative Atlas 14 14 16 16 29 29 17 17 12 12 12 12 100 100
Lidar Data Handler 28 28 25 25 17 17 12 12 7 7 11 11 100 100
MarineMap 7 7 16 16 21 21 24 24 13 13 19 19 100 100
Marxan with Zones 11 11 25 25 27 27 16 16 6 6 15 15 100 100
Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre 10 10 12 12 22 22 19 19 14 14 23 23 100 100
Nautical Chart Viewer 7 7 14 14 20 20 21 21 16 16 22 22 100 100
Nonpt-Source Pollute & Ersn Compare 31 31 27 27 18 18 7 7 8 8 9 9 100 100
Pract Toolkit Marine Consv Agreemnts 6 6 18 18 17 17 20 20 17 17 22 22 100 100
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model 23 23 25 25 17 17 14 14 12 12 9 9 100 100
Sea Lev Rise & Coast Flood Freq View 26 26 28 28 14 14 12 12 12 12 8 8 100 100
Soil Data Viewer 16 16 33 33 22 22 14 14 5 5 10 10 100 100
Spatial Trends Coast Socioecon Quick 21 21 30 30 27 27 10 10 6 6 6 6 100 100
Storm Data Resource Guide 19 19 18 18 33 33 14 14 11 11 5 5 100 100
Storm Mapping Tutorial 18 18 26 26 19 19 13 13 11 11 13 13 100 100
Topograph & Bathym Data Inventory 20 20 30 30 23 23 12 12 8 8 7 7 100 100
US Marine Protected Area Online Map 10 10 19 19 22 22 22 22 11 11 16 16 100 100
Vdatum 19 19 21 21 26 26 17 17 8 8 9 9 100 100
Wave Exposure Model 15 15 22 22 19 19 13 13 13 13 18 18 100 100

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 5h lists 36 tools for which Gulf of Mexico 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 (77%);
  2. Coastal County Snapshots (73%);
  3. Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) (61%);
  4. CanVis Visual Simulation (60%); and
  5. Cumulative Impacts Model1 (60%).


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

  1. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (46%);
  2. Benthic Terrain Modeler (40%);
  3. MarineMap (37%);
  4. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (37%); and
  5. Nautical Chart Viewer (37%).


The tools with more than 20% of respondents rating the tool as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre (23%);
  2. Nautical Chart Viewer (22%);
  3. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (22%); and
  4. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (21%).

Endnotes

1. The Cumulative Impacts Model Provides estimates of human impacts on ocean ecosystems from a host of activities.