APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Personal and Organizational Capacity

Mid-Atlantic Region

TABLE 2q.

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

PROFICIENCY # %
Expert 6 6.3
Advanced 23 24.2
Intermediate 46 48.4
Introductory 19 20.0
Not Familiar 1 1.1
TOTAL 95 100.0

Table 2q shows how 95 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Mid-Atlantic coastal region rated their personal proficiency in the use of geospatial technology. Nearly 99% of respondents have at least an introductory level of proficiency; nearly 79% have at least an intermediate level of proficiency. However, only 6% of respondents consider themselves to be geospatial technology experts.

TABLE 2r.

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

FREQUENCY # %
Always 28 29.5
Frequently 44 46.3
Occasionally 17 17.9
Seldom 5 5.3
Never 1 1.1
Don't Know 0 0.0
TOTAL 95 100.0

Table 2r shows how 95 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Mid-Atlantic coastal region rated the frequency with which their organization uses geospatial technology. Nearly 94% responded that their organizations use geospatial technology at least occasionally; nearly 76% indicated at least frequent use by their organizations. Just 1% of respondents report their organizations never use geospatial technology.