APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Training

Great Lakes Region

TABLE 6g.

Interest in Web-Based Training on Coastal and Marine Planning Issues (Question #16): Great Lakes

TRAINING Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Assessing GIS for your Organization (assists organizations in understanding components needed for GIS) 23 21 14 13 26 24 10 9 23 21 14 13 110 100
CanVis (intro to CanVis software, a visualization tool in planning, policy-making, and communication) 24 22 16 15 24 22 16 15 16 15 14 13 110 100
Coastal Inundation Mapping (info on coastal inundation issues & teaches spatial techniques to map inundation) 13 12 12 11 19 17 19 17 24 22 23 21 110 100
Conservation Data Documentation (guide to document conservation geospatial information in GIS) 15 14 18 16 33 30 15 14 11 10 18 16 110 100
GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (green infrastructure, natural resource conservation, resilience) 24 22 32 29 24 22 8 7 12 11 10 9 110 100
GIS for Managers (provides an overview of the basic principles and functionality of ArcGIS) 25 23 17 15 31 28 10 9 12 11 15 14 110 100
Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (teaches green infrastructure concepts for resilience) 23 21 17 15 25 23 14 13 15 14 16 15 110 100
Habitat Priority Planner (provides knowledge and skills for  Habitat Priority Planner, ArcGIS extension) 16 15 23 21 27 25 17 15 12 11 15 14 110 100
Introduction to Coastal GIS (fundamentals of ArcGIS software, within a coastal management context) 20 18 12 11 26 24 17 15 17 15 18 16 110 100
N-SPECT (provides knowledge and skills to use Non-Point Source Pollution & Erosion Comparison Tool) 19 17 22 20 28 25 11 10 11 10 19 17 110 100
Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (remote sensing technologies and image analysis techniques) 19 17 19 17 23 21 13 12 18 16 18 16 110 100
Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (community assmt, plan for risk/vulnerability, adaptn strategies) 22 20 11 10 22 20 17 15 18 16 20 18 110 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 6g lists 12 web-based trainings on coastal and marine planning issues for which Great Lakes coastal region respondents were asked to rate their interest. The five trainings with the highest percentage of very high or high interest ratings from respondents are:

  1. GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (51%);
  2. GIS for Managers (38%);
  3. CanVis (37%);
  4. N-SPECT (37%); and
  5. Habitat Priority Planner (36%).

The five trainings with the highest percentage of low or very low interest ratings from respondents are:

  1. Coastal Inundation Mapping (39%);
  2. Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (31%);
  3. Assessing GIS for Your Organization (30%);
  4. CanVis (30%); and
  5. Introduction to Coastal GIS (30%).

The trainings with the highest percentage of respondents rating the training as "Not Applicable" are:

  1. Coastal Inundation Mapping (21%);
  2. Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (18%);
  3. N-SPECT (17%);
  4. Introduction to Coastal GIS (16%); and
  5. Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (16%).