APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey
The total data are summarized below. Click on a region for specific regional data:
Interest in Web-Based Training on Coastal and Marine Planning Issues (Question #16)b
|TRAINING||Very High||High||Neutral||Low||Very Low||NAa||TOTAL|
|Assessing GIS for your Organization (assists organizations in understanding components needed for GIS)||136||20||130||19||137||20||76||11||117||17||91||13||687||100|
|CanVis (intro to CanVis software, a visualization tool in planning, policy-making, and communication)||128||19||189||28||136||20||78||11||74||11||82||12||687||100|
|Coastal Inundation Mapping (info on coastal inundation issues & teaches spatial techniques to map inundation)||117||17||153||22||134||20||82||12||99||14||102||15||687||100|
|Conservation Data Documentation (guide to document conservation geospatial information in GIS)||104||15||156||23||185||27||94||14||65||9||83||12||687||100|
|GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (green infrastructure, natural resource conservation, resilience)||164||24||191||28||152||22||61||9||56||8||63||9||687||100|
|GIS for Managers (provides an overview of the basic principles and functionality of ArcGIS)||152||22||160||23||148||22||73||11||80||12||74||11||687||100|
|Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (teaches green infrastructure concepts for resilience)||152||22||154||22||160||23||75||11||67||10||79||11||687||100|
|Habitat Priority Planner (provides knowledge and skills for Habitat Priority Planner, ArcGIS extension)||141||21||170||25||151||22||92||13||63||9||70||10||687||100|
|Introduction to Coastal GIS (fundamentals of ArcGIS software, within a coastal management context)||135||20||143||21||158||23||81||12||88||13||82||12||687||100|
|N-SPECT (provides knowledge and skills to use Non-Point Source Pollution & Erosion Comparison Tool)||121||18||154||22||164||24||81||12||72||10||95||14||687||100|
|Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (remote sensing technologies and image analysis techniques)||98||14||142||21||176||26||90||13||91||13||90||13||687||100|
|Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (community assmt, plan for risk/vulnerability, adaptn strategies)||150||22||153||22||137||20||82||12||72||10||93||14||687||100|
a. Not Applicable
b. Responses to Question #17 (What other web-based training on coastal and marine planning issues would interest you?) are provided at the end of this page.
Table 6a lists 12 web-based trainings on coastal and marine planning issues for which respondents were asked to rate their interest. The six trainings (two tied for #5) with the highest percentage of very high or high interest ratings from respondents are:
- GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (52%);
- CanVis (47%);
- Habitat Priority Planner (46%);
- GIS for Managers (45%);
- Introduction to Green Infrastructure (44%); and
- Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (44%).
The six trainings (two tied for #5) with the highest percentage of low or very low interest ratings from respondents are:
- Assessing GIS for Your Organization (28%);
- Coastal Inundation Mapping (26%);
- Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (26%);
- Introduction to Coastal GIS (25%); and
- Conservation Data Documentation (23%);
- GIS for Managers (23% each).
The five trainings with the highest percentage of respondents rating the training as "Not Applicable" are:
- Coastal Inundation Mapping (15%);
- N-SPECT (14%);
- Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (14%);
- Assessing GIS for Your Organization (13%);
- Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (13%).
Table 6b. Top Six Ranked by % of Respondents Citing High or Very High Importance
- GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (52%)
- CanVis (47%)
- Habitat Priority Planner (46%)
- GIS for Managers (45%)
- Introduction to Green Infrastructure (44%)
- Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (44%)
What other web-based training on coastal and marine planning issues would interest you? (Question #17 — 47 free responses)
- Adding time series data to create more sophisticated models.
- Planning for prevention of and recovery from oil spills.
- low cost ArcView software
- Planning for wetland impacts due to sea-level rise Strategies for "living shorelines" as opposed to hard shore modifications What role local governments can play in protecting T and E species, particularly marine species
- Network analysis tool to indicate transportation disruptions due to flooding. Also EVACUATION ROUTING under verious network disruptions...this has already happened in Chestertown during Hurricane Floyd. Subsequent evacuation routes from Rock Hall through Chestertown go right to where the road was closed (Radcliffe Creek crossing...Md. Rt. 20)...duhhhh.
- Infrastructure vs marine shorelines - ferries, roads, bridges and railroads
- Putting risk into dollars, and showing that on a map along with the infrastructure/buildings/population that are or could be affected(may be part of the "Roadmap for Adapting...").
- tidal and off-shore wind resource mapping
- waterport transportation modeling
- risk and vulnerability assessments.
- port, marine assessments
- Risk assessment of the impact of project sea level rise on the vulnerability of coastal bridges/culverts to coastal storm damage
- managing high risk erosion and critical dunes areas
- creating GIS maps for public meetings using existing data
- Basic training on how to use a hand held GPS unit to log in points in the field and then produce a map of where those points are.
- Honestly, we are seeing a lot of attrition on the state level. I think CSC should provide some basics GIS online training. Providing a short-course on developing a marine spatial plan could also be helpful.
- Training on making the connection between what protection measures are desired and what legally can be required from private property owners without compensation.
- Habitat change is major concern.
- NOT APPLICABLE (3)
- NOT SURE/DO NOT KNOW (2)
- NONE/INCLUDED ABOVE (14)
- NON-TOPICAL COMMENTARY
- would like to see much of this in a free webcast format so that it is affordable and accessible.
- Response same as for prior question.
- BTW I don't know what LIDAR is
- web-based training is rubbish
- Again, staff time and costs as well as other priorites are the largest impediments to using the existing training that is available. We are so short staffed that taking time off for training, even if we have the money, is very difficult.
- See prior answer. I do not need to do my own technical research and analysis, since I use reports and data generated by engineers and environmental scientists.
- We currently do not have a lot of funding and would take advantage of whatever is offered. If not the Planning Dept then others would be interested.
- Ensuring that the federal government is involved (various federal agencies).
- Did this survey based on a previous job. My current job does not involve any coastal planning (no coasts).
- I hope your survey takes into account that "novices" like me may not know what we need to know.