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Geographic Information
(RE: spatial data)
A product of the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project

Geographic information (RE: spatial data)

This page presents information relevant to land managers, decision-makers, and GIS specialists who use spatial data for natural resource management and/or assessment in the state of Hawaii (USA). This page is a product of the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project [HEAR].

Mapping invasive plants  [New!] 

Here's brief article explaining the USGS Southwest Exotic Plant Mapping Program and its website (http://sbsc.wr.usgs.gov/research/projects/swepic/swepic.asp).

GPS comparison: under canopy  [New!] 

See this USDA/Forest Service article: Comparison of GPS Receivers Under a Forest Canopy with Selective Availability Off. (http://www.fs.fed.us/database/gps/mtdc/gps2000/gps_comparison.htm)

ArcView Extension - Hawaii Projections/Datums

Merry Christmas from ESRI Honolulu/GDSI! Here is the "final" version of the freeware extension for converting commonly-used Hawaii projections and datums. The readme file (also included in the .zip file) should explain all you need to know. (Available also is hiproj_prm_dbf.zip, containing the requisite .prm & .dbf files.) If you have any comments about this extension, please direct them to Richard Stone (rstone@aloha.net) (ESRI Honolulu/GDSI).

Geospatial Technology Documents from USGS/BRD

Presented here is a site containing geospatial technology documents from the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Resources Division. Of particular interest is the document entitled "Datums and Projections: A Brief Guide".

More later!

This is just the beginning of more things to come on this page! As interesting sites become available and/or known to the HEAR webmaster (including information about various natural resources spatial data interest groups in Hawaii), these will be added to this site. Let the HEAR webmaster know of any sites that you think are relevant!

The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR) project is currently funded by the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) through PIERC (USGS) with support from HCSU (UH-Hilo). More details are available online. Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)

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This document was created on 27 May 1999 by PT; it was last updated on 03 April 2007 by PT.