Monday, June 28, 2010

Interior Continues Leadership Role in Land Remote Sensing Under National Space Policy Announced by the President

“Land remote sensing is a crucial tool in our efforts to develop broad, effective, holistic approaches to both mitigate and adapt to the environmental challenges of our day,” said Castle, who oversees Interior’s Water and Science agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey. “In addition, remote sensing has critical event-specific uses, for example, in closely monitoring the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and establishing baseline and post-spill conditions.”

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How has remote sensoring helped your community?

Remote Sensing Event for Maui K12 Educators

An Earth Observation Workshop

TUES. July 6th
Kihei Charter School,
Lipoa Center
41 E. Lipoa Street
Kihei, MAUI
9am-1pm Teachers/
community members

(2pm-4pm Geospatial professionals)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Forecasting Tsunami with GPS Technology

NASA scientists knew February 2010 wave would be too small to cause destruction in Hawaii

Scientists used GPS sensors placed close to the epicenter of February's destructive Chilean earthquake and experimental computer modeling to predict the size of February's tsunami. Listen to this interesting Hawaii Public Radio report.

What are other real world uses for GPS you can think of?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

FREE online GIS training available through Women In Technology!

Free GIS webcourses are available for all Hawaii teachers and students K-12. This opportunity is made possible through WIT’s partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education and ESRI. For more info go to
Or email

Do you feel online training is effective?

Monday, June 14, 2010

UH Research Uses GeoTech

Tracking Larvae to Boost Local Coral

UH Researchers are studying coral in Hawaii Kai and using remote sensing satellite technology to track the larvae flow! Listen to this HPR story to learn more.

What other research in Hawaii uses GeoTech that you know of? Please share by commenting.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Students Gather GIS Data that Laves Lives

"Hannibal Students Help Make 911 Maps More Accurate; We're Saving Lives, Starting Careers"
HANNIBAL, NY (wrvo) - Oswego County's 911 system is getting more accurate data so dispatchers can help police, fire and ambulance crews go to exactly the right place. The help is coming from an unlikely source: Students in the Hannibal Central School District.

High School Students on Maui were also recently involved in a similar project. They gathered lifeguard station waypoints which were needed by the e911 program operated by Akimeka LLC!

Do you have students collecting similar data? Let us know and we'll help put it to use.