APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Personal and Organizational Capacity

West Coast Region

TABLE 2u.

Respondent Proficiency in the Use of Geospatial Technology (Question #5): West Coast

PROFICIENCY # %
Expert 13 5.8
Advanced 38 17.0
Intermediate 93 41.7
Introductory 72 32.3
Not Familiar 7 3.1
TOTAL 223 100.0

Table 2u shows how 223 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the West Coast 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 (64.6%) have at least an intermediate level of proficiency. However, less than 6% of respondents consider themselves to be geospatial technology experts.

TABLE 2v.

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

FREQUENCY # %
Always 53 23.8
Frequently 102 45.7
Occasionally 42 18.8
Seldom 19 8.5
Never 4 1.8
Don't Know 3 1.3
TOTAL 223 100.0

Table 2v shows how 223 respondents who have worked, or currently work, in the West Coast coastal region rated the frequency with which their organization uses geospatial technology. More than 88% responded that their organizations use geospatial technology at least occasionally; nearly 70% responded at least frequent use by their organizations. Less than 2% of respondents report their organizations never use geospatial technology.