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The Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HIGICC) is a private non-profit organization consisting of members of Hawai'i's geospatial community. Our goal is to provide coordination of geospatial activities among a wide range of users in order to avoid duplication of effort, promote data sharing, and maintain data standards throughout the state. 

                           

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  • 24 May 2018 7:31 AM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    You're invited to join us at the HIGICC O'ahu Geospatial Expo at the Hawaii State Capitol.  There will be presentations from local, county, state and federal GIS professionals.

    The Expo starts at 8:45AM and goes to 3PM.  Event is free! Attendees can go downtown and enjoy a wide variety of lunch options.

  • 16 May 2018 2:25 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    For those who attended the recent US Census presentation

    "Taming the census TIGER"

    here are links to the presentation and supporting documents.

    Presentation Link:

    American Fact Finder:

    SBE Flyer:

    Local Employment Dynamics:

    Thanks to the Census Data Specialist Eric Coyle. His expertise and presentation skills were greatly appreciated.


  • 27 Apr 2018 12:44 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    Aloha, time for the 2018 Higher Education Scholarship. The HIGICC is glad to offer the $1,000 scholarship to a deserving college or university student doing studies or projects here in Hawaii. Please forward this announcement and application on to students and teachers.

    Scholarship Application:


  • 13 Feb 2018 3:01 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    Women In Technology STEMworks™ is pleased to announce the 2018 Hawaii STEM Conference on April 10-11, 2018 at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu, Hawaii. This two-day regional technology conference serves 1000 middle and high school students and 300 teachers. The students are part of our STEMworks™ labs that are located in twenty-nine schools across the state of Hawaii.  The Hawaii STEM Conference provides our STEMworks™ students the opportunity to showcase their service-learning STEM projects, network with other students and industry professionals, compete in competitions, attend hands-on STEM sessions, and much more. We also provide a professional development track for teachers.  The Hawaii STEM Conference provides students and teachers the opportunity to receive training in cutting-edge software/tools and be exposed to new STEM fields and career opportunities. Past conference breakout sessions: Photoshop, After Effects, Gaming, Coding, Engineering Design using CAD, Voyaging, GIS/GPS, Mapping, UAV’s, Conservation, and Photography. For a complete list and past agendas, please visit: www.HawaiiSTEMConference.com.

    The Hawaii STEM Conference would not be possible without our valued industry partners who dedicate their time, expertise and knowledge to help inspire the next generation of STEM professionals. We greatly appreciate your support! 

    We are excited to invite industry professionals to participate in our STEM Career “5×5” session on Tuesday, April 10, 2018!

    Question: What is the 5×5 Session?

    Answer: The “5×5 Session” is a high energy networking session that offers students a unique opportunity to ask you about your personal experiences, career and college pathways, and much more are explored during this engaging event. It’s a platform designed for middle and high school students across the state to engage with you for 5 minutes of 5 rounds. You will be joined in with both local and national STEM industry professionals to inspire students.  This 5×5 Session is incredibly popular among the students to gain interest in the STEM fields.

    Many of the questions commonly asked are: What type of education do you have? What is the coolest project you have worked on? What do you enjoy most about your job? What made you choose your career? Etc.

    Register online at:

    https://5x5histem2018.eventbrite.com

    Download Flyer

    For more event information about this session contact Lalaine Pasion at lalaine@medb.org or at 808.875.2341


  • 19 Dec 2017 3:30 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    Here is a link to the recent UAV webinar. Lots of new possibilities, and it is here and now.

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8268147508374790669


  • 14 Nov 2017 8:13 AM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    Aloha, GIS Day 2017 was a great success. In collaboration with the MEDB WIT team and NOAA, the HIGICC participated with over 30 volunteers. Lots of different school groups attended. Shout out to Molokai HS for making the effort to come over and join in.



  • 02 Nov 2017 12:15 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    Mark your calendars for the upcoming


     Winter King Tide Photo Survey! 


    November 7- 8 2017 & December 6- 7 2017

    For more information visit the :


  • 28 Sep 2017 7:31 AM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    It is time again for GIS Day. Please consider volunteering  for the morning to promote GeoSpatial technology and GIS to Hawaii school students.


    Here is the link to register https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GISDay17  

    Download the flyer:

  • 09 Aug 2017 2:48 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    Visual Sample Plan (VSP) Training in Honolulu!

    VSP is a GIS based is a software tool that supports the development of a defensible sampling plan based on statistical sampling theory and the statistical analysis of sample results to support confident decision making. VSP couples site, building, and sample location visualization capabilities with optimal sampling design and statistical analysis strategies.  VSP helps determine the number of samples needed and performs statistical analyses.  VSP is currently focused on design and analysis for the following applications.
    -- Environmental Characterization and Remediation
    -- Environmental Monitoring and Stewardship
    -- Response and Recovery of Chemical/Biological/Radiation Terrorist Event
    -- Footprint Reduction and Remediation of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Sites
    -- Sampling of Soils, Buildings, Groundwater, Sediment, Surface Water, Subsurface Layers and Items.


    The 3 Day course instructor is Brent Pulsipher who managed VSP development for 15 years, taught over 50 VSP courses, and has over 30 years’ experience in statistical design and analysis.  This course will include an optional 4th day focused on the VSP-UXO modules.  (Must select 4th day option on the Agenda registration page). The 4th day will include methods and tools for transect design, target area identification and delineation, anomaly density mapping and estimation, verification of UXO cleanup, remedial investigation (RI), and anomaly density mapping (geostatistics).

    Course registration:

    https://www.regonline.com/vsp3daycoursehawaii2017


  • 08 Aug 2017 12:33 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that the U.S. Geological Survey will be hosting two webinars for the upcoming 3D Elevation Program Broad Agency Announcement.  

    Registration is required for the upcoming webinars.  They will be recorded if you are unable to attend and both sessions are identical. 

    The full title of the webinar is:

    "Agency Notice of Webinar; Announcement of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Geospatial Program (NGP) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) FY17 Informational Training Webinars in Preparation for the Upcoming Release of the USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3D Elevation Program (3DEP)"

     

    BAA webinars registration now open

    USGS Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for 3DEP FY17 National Webinars:

    https://cms.geoplatform.gov/elevation/3DEP/PublicMeetings

       - Notice of Upcoming 3DEP Public Acquisition Opportunity

     - August 10, 2017 at 1 pm EDT (7 am HST) - Registration

     - August 17, 2017 at 3 pm EDT (9 am HST) - Registration 


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