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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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HIGICC provides opportunities to network with other GIS professionals in Hawaii and the Pacific.

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 Donations can be directed towards the Mark Lierman Scholarship, GIS Day activities, or the HIGICC general fund.

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  • 20 May 2014 12:19 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    Hawai'i Island HIGICC Geospatial Expo

    Featuring a wide variety of geospatial presentations by local agencies and organizations.

    1st Ever Hawai'i Island HIGICC Geospatial Expo -

    Hosted by University of Hawai'i at Hilo Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Labs

    Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    Location: University of Hawai'i at Hilo in UCB 100
    Hilo, Hawaii

    Thanks to our Sponsors:

  • 19 May 2014 12:17 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)
    May 19, 2014, 9 am - 4 pm

    Location: MEDB Malcolm Training Center

    1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 5, Kihei, Hawaii

    Esri User Group Agenda

    Royce Jones, Esri - Open Data (beta)

    Sarah McLane, UHMC - New GIS Certificate Program

    Isla Young, Women in Technology - STEM Hawaii Programs

    HIGICC Maui Expo Agenda

    Sam Aruch, Natural Resource Data Solutions, LLC

    Karen Volarich, Ardent MC

    John Fitzpatrick, UHMC, STEM Department

    Chris Chiesa/Rich Nezelek, Pacific Disaster Center

    Joe Breman, IUE

    STEMworks, Student Online GIS Projects, King Kekaulike and Maui High School

    Joan Delos Santos, Statewide GIS Modernization Project

    To RSVP, please contact Isla Young at: isla@medb.org

  • 02 May 2014 12:16 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    for more information click here

  • 14 Mar 2014 12:16 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    Link to the Presentations
    Link to Morning Presentation
    Link to Afternoon presentations

    March 14th 9AM - 4PM
    Hawaii Convention Center

    Including a Data Discovery workshop, presentations, and a
    update on the State of Hawaii's GIS program

  • 07 Feb 2014 12:08 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    2013 HLSA Surveying Conference

    Hawaii Land Surveyors Association
    The 24th HLSA Annual Surveying Conference

    Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel
    February 7 & 8, 2013

  • 01 Jan 2014 12:14 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    Aloha Roger Tomlinson

    an English geographer and the primary originator of modern computerized geographic information systems, and has been acknowledged as the "father of GIS".


  • 02 Nov 2013 12:13 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

  • 01 Nov 2013 12:11 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    GIS Day & the Traveling Map
    November 2013

    This GIS Day was celebrated on Maui. It featured GIS professionals and school students and included the National Geographic Huge Traveling Map. Thanks to Maui's Women in Technology for making the arrangements and facilitating the event. The map was shipped throughout the state and went to many schools.

  • 28 Oct 2013 12:10 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    UAV Demonstration
    a Hands on demonstration of working UAV at Kawainui Airfield, Kailua, Oahu
    October 28, 2013

    Many thanks to Aaron Woods, Chuck Devaney, and Iam Bouret

    more images

  • 17 Sep 2013 12:09 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    Mapping and Visualizing Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts

     Web presentation; September 17 at 10AM-11AM

    The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer is a national product produced by the NOAA Coastal Services Center and hosted on the Digital Coast website. The viewer serves as a helpful teaching and planning tool that lets users visualize potential impacts from sea level rise.

             PRESENTER: Doug Marcy, Coastal Hazard Specialist,  NOAA Coastal Services Center

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