Thursday, October 29, 2009

Molokai High School Students Go Geospatial!

On the Island of Molokai, the Hawaiian Immersion students from the high school participated in a GIS workshop facilitated by GeoTech for Hawaii Schools.

They were using ArcGIS 9.3 ArcEditor software, and by the afternoon, were downloading a variety of shapefiles and raster data sets to assist them in their Geographic Inquiry. Most of the data downloaded came from the fabulous UH Manoa SOEST Coastal Data Website. A must see!!

We look forward to seeing how these students integrate GeoTech into their projects!!

GPS 101 for Kauai Educators

Through a partnership between the Kauai and Maui Economic Development Boards, the GeoTech for Hawaii Schools Initiative facilitated a GPS 101 workshop for Kauai teachers on Oct. 19th.

After a variety of outdoor GPS activities, participants transfered their tracks and points using the website (see image) to GoogleEarth, then watched a demo of a transfer into ESRI ArcGIS.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Have GPS, Ready to GeoCache!


Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mapping Our Future Workshop

Mapping Our Future: Using GIS and GPS for Place-based Inquiry
This teacher workshop for neighbor island teachers began Oct. 6th - 9th and will continue in an online environment through December.

Congratulations to all the teachers on their hard work this past week! Mahalo to Joseph Kerski from ESRI, co-facilitator of the workshop, for all of his guidance and enthusiasm!