APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Personal and Organizational Capacity

Pacific Islands Region

TABLE 2s.

Respondent Proficiency in the Use of Geospatial Technology (Question #5): Pacific Islands

PROFICIENCY # %
Expert 3 10.3
Advanced 7 24.1
Intermediate 9 31.0
Introductory 9 31.0
Not Familiar 1 3.4
TOTAL 29 100.0

Table 2s shows how 29 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Pacific Islands coastal region rated their personal proficiency in the use of geospatial technology. Nearly 97% of respondents have at least an introductory level of proficiency; nearly two-thirds (65.4%) have at least an intermediate level of proficiency. More than 10% of respondents consider themselves to be geospatial technology experts.

TABLE 2t.

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

FREQUENCY # %
Always 9 31.0
Frequently 12 41.4
Occasionally 3 10.3
Seldom 2 6.9
Never 0 0.0
Don't Know 3 10.3
TOTAL 29 100.0

Table 2t shows how 29 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the Pacific Islands coastal region rated the frequency with which their organization uses geospatial technology. Nearly 83% responded that their organizations use geospatial technology at least occasionally; more than 72% responded at least frequent use by their organizations. No respondents reported their organizations never use geospatial technology, but more than 10% did not know.