APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Personal and Organizational Capacity

Atlantic Northeast Region

TABLE 2g.

Respondent Proficiency in the Use of Geospatial Technology (Question #5): Atlantic Northeast

PROFICIENCY # %
Expert 6 4.4
Advanced 25 18.4
Intermediate 53 39.0
Introductory 50 36.8
Not Familiar 2 1.5
TOTAL 136 100.0

Table 2g shows how 136 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Atlantic Northeast coastal region rated their personal proficiency in the use of geospatial technology. More than 98% of respondents have at least an introductory level of proficiency; nearly 62% have at least an intermediate level of proficiency. However, less than 5% of respondents consider themselves to be geospatial technology experts.

TABLE 2h.

Frequency of Geospatial Technology Use in Respondent's Organization (Question #6): Atlantic Northeast

FREQUENCY # %
Always 31 22.8
Frequently 58 42.6
Occasionally 29 21.3
Seldom 15 11.0
Never 2 1.5
Don't Know 1 0.7
TOTAL 136 100.0

Table 2h shows how 136 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Atlantic Northeast coastal region rated the frequency with which their organization uses geospatial technology. Nearly 87% responded that their organizations use geospatial technology at least occasionally; More than 65% indicated at least frequent use by their organizations. Less than 2% of respondents reported their organizations never use geospatial technology.