Monday, August 31, 2009

Step Aside Google Earth... AGX900 has Arrived!

Announcing... the recent release of ESRI's ArcGIS Explorer 900!

This is a free, downloadable tool that has a virtual globe that has customizable base maps and the best part of all, it works very well with GIS data created and compiled in ESRI desktop products.

View a short demo movie, get more information, and download the software here:

Two Day GIS Workshop for Oahu Teachers

ArcGIS 9.3 in Education

A two-day workshop for teachers (and students) of Oahu.

Don't miss this special opportunity to learn from trainers specifically experienced with GIS in K12 Education: Anita and Roger Palmer of GIS Etc.

For more information and the full flyer, visit the Women in Technology website:

Friday, August 14, 2009

GIS Training for Neighbor Island Teachers Coming Up!

Mapping Our Future: Using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for Place-based Inquiry

This is a professional development opportunity for educators grades 5 -12 on the ArcGIS 9.3 software which was recently licensed for K12 Hawaii. Receive GIS curriculum, Hawaii lessons and data on a jump drive, and a GPS unit! Instructors are Diana Papini Warren, Project Manager at Women in Technology and Joseph Kerski, Education Manager from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Education Team.

Requirements: This is for neighbor island teachers only. Limited funds available for non-Maui teachers’ travel. Previous experience with GIS, either via a training, work experience, or self-taught.

Oct 6-9 – Kihei, Maui 9:00 – 4:00 Daily
Live Online Follow up Sessions: 10/22, 11/19, and 12/3 3:30 – 5:00 PM

See attached flyer for more details!


Monday, August 10, 2009

GIS tool to track Felicia Hurricane

Launch the Pacific Disaster Center Online Atlas!

Visit, then click on the map right on the home page. It will launch a GIS viewer. Use the Zoom In tool to drag a box around Hawaii, click Show Legend in the upper right.

As this is posted, Felicia is arriving in Hawaii as a tropical storm!