APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Tools

Mid-Atlantic Region

TABLE 5i.

Importance of Tools for Respondents' planning practice/analysis/research (Question #14)b: Mid-Atlantic

TOOL Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Airborne LIDAR Data Process & Anal. 39 41 17 18 18 19 4 4 8 8 9 9 95 100
Benthic Terrain Modeler 8 8 11 12 21 22 16 17 16 17 23 24 95 100
C-CAP Land Cover Atlas 30 32 13 14 31 33 8 8 4 4 9 9 95 100
CanVis Visual Simulation 29 31 23 24 24 25 5 5 3 3 11 12 95 100
Chart Reprojector 5 5 16 17 19 20 12 13 17 18 26 27 95 100
Coastal County Snapshots 35 37 26 27 20 21 2 2 5 5 7 7 95 100
Cumulative Impacts Model 24 25 20 21 22 23 12 13 4 4 13 14 95 100
Digital Shoreline Analysis System 28 29 29 31 16 17 8 8 4 4 10 11 95 100
eCoastal Tools 16 17 17 18 26 27 14 15 7 7 15 16 95 100
Electronic Navigational Chart Handler 6 6 9 9 16 17 26 27 13 14 25 26 95 100
Essential Fish Habitat Mapper 11 12 15 16 20 21 20 21 10 11 19 20 95 100
FUSION 28 29 20 21 17 18 8 8 8 8 14 15 95 100
Habitat Priority Planner 27 28 22 23 24 25 10 11 5 5 7 7 95 100
Hazard Assessment Template 29 31 23 24 25 26 6 6 3 3 9 9 95 100
Hazards US Multi-Hazard HAZUS-MH 36 38 20 21 21 22 6 6 6 6 6 6 95 100
Historical Hurricane Tracks IMS 23 24 21 22 19 20 10 11 10 11 12 13 95 100
Impervious Surface Analysis Tool 49 52 24 25 14 15 4 4 0 0 4 4 95 100
Landscape Fragmentation Tool 38 40 22 23 21 22 5 5 3 3 6 6 95 100
Legislative Atlas 13 14 17 18 26 27 15 16 7 7 17 18 95 100
Lidar Data Handler 33 35 20 21 16 17 9 9 5 5 12 13 95 100
MarineMap 7 7 16 17 18 19 19 20 14 15 21 22 95 100
Marxan with Zones 10 11 28 29 27 28 14 15 2 2 14 15 95 100
Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre 5 5 17 18 19 20 18 19 9 9 27 28 95 100
Nautical Chart Viewer 6 6 14 15 17 18 19 20 13 14 26 27 95 100
Nonpt-Source Pollute & Ersn Compare 35 37 26 27 14 15 10 11 3 3 7 7 95 100
Pract Toolkit Marine Consv Agreemnts 5 5 10 11 21 22 22 23 12 13 25 26 95 100
Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model 29 31 18 19 15 16 13 14 8 8 12 13 95 100
Sea Lev Rise & Coast Flood Freq View 39 41 16 17 15 16 8 8 5 5 12 13 95 100
Soil Data Viewer 26 27 29 31 16 17 9 9 6 6 9 9 95 100
Spatial Trends Coast Socioecon Quick 20 21 26 27 19 20 11 12 6 6 13 14 95 100
Storm Data Resource Guide 19 20 20 21 26 27 17 18 6 6 7 7 95 100
Storm Mapping Tutorial 22 23 23 24 23 24 13 14 6 6 8 8 95 100
Topograph & Bathym Data Inventory 17 18 28 29 21 22 12 13 4 4 13 14 95 100
US Marine Protected Area Online Map 10 11 13 14 22 23 20 21 9 9 21 22 95 100
Vdatum 23 24 18 19 23 24 11 12 7 7 13 14 95 100
Wave Exposure Model 20 21 15 16 17 18 8 8 11 12 24 25 95 100

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 5i lists 36 tools for which Mid-Atlantic 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 (64%);
  3. Nonpoint-Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (64%);
  4. Landscape Fragmentation Tool (63%); and
  5. Digital Shoreline Analysis System1 (60%).

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

  1. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (41%);
  2. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (36%);
  3. MarineMap (35%);
  4. Benthic Terrain Modeler (34%); and
  5. Nautical Chart Viewer (34%).

The tools with at least 25% of respondents rating the tool as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Multi-Purpose Marine Cadastre (28%);
  2. Chart Reprojector 2 (28%);
  3. Nautical Chart Viewer (27%);
  4. Electronic Navigational Chart Handler (26%); and
  5. Practitioner's Toolkit for Marine Conservation Agreements (26%).

Endnotes

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

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