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The Hawai'i Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HIGICC) is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) 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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Tax-deductible Donations can be directed towards the Mark Lierman Scholarship, GIS Day activities, or the HIGICC general fund.

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  • 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

  • 26 Jun 2013 12:09 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    June 26, 2013
    HIGICC Annual Meeting
    11:30AM -1:30PM

    The meeting will be held in the hearing room on the
    2nd floor of the State Office Tower
    Leiopapa a Kamehameha Building
    room 203
     235 S. Beretania Street
    Honolulu, HI 96814

  • 15 Nov 2012 12:07 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    HIGICC & the Women In Technology (WIT) had a great GIS Day

    Thursday, November 15th at the Bishop Museum. 

     National Geographic’s Giant Pacific Traveling map

  • 24 Oct 2012 12:05 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

     Data Discovery Workshop

    October 24th, 10AM - 2PM

    McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana

    Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 20 Oct 2012 12:06 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    Western Association of
    Map Libraries

    45th Anniversary 

    WAML 2012 Meeting University of Hawai'i at Manoa
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    October 30 - November 2, 2012

  • 07 Aug 2012 12:04 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    Tech Mosaic  -  August 7th

    PacIOOS  -   August 14th - recording

    The Nature Conservancy  -   August 16th - recording

    Pacific Disaster Center  -  August 21st - recording

    Hawaii Biodiversity and Mapping  -  August 23rd

    Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Labs  -  August 28th - recording

  • 03 Jan 2012 12:03 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    Aloha from the new board.

    Members are; Abe Coughlin, Malie Beach-Smith, Craig Clouet, Joan Delos Santos, Isla Young, Sam Aruch, Rich Nezelek. Missing from photo; Christin Reynolds, Dan McNulty-Huffman, Derek Masaki.

    2012-2013 Officers; President Craig Clouet, Vice President Isla Young, Treasurer Malie Beach-Smith, Secretary Christin Reynolds

  • 02 Jan 2012 12:01 AM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    The Mark Lierman Memorial Scholarship Awards are two $1,000 scholarships that recognize deserving students who have demonstrated an appreciation for and understanding of geospatial data and  geographic information systems (GIS). The deadline for applications has passed. The Scholarship Committee is reviewing the applications that were received and will pass on its recommendations to the Board in the next few weeks. This year's criteria can be viewed and downloaded here:

    This years awards go to

    Kathyrn Massaro (Undergraduate) & Erik Franklin (graduate)

  • 01 Jan 2012 11:58 PM | HIGICC Administrator (Administrator)

    New versions of Hawaii Island and Oahu were released by the USGS in December 2011. The new versions contain updates to GNIS names and IDs.

    The datasets are available for download in geographic coordinates at the National Hydrography Dataset’s Pre-Staged Subregions ftp site:


    Reprojected datasets in UTMzone 4N are available from the Hawaii State GIS Program web site (http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/gis). Please contact Malie Beach-Smith (malie.beach-smith [at] doh.hawaii.gov) for assistance in obtaining reprojected datasets in Albers, State Plane, or others, or for comments and questions.

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