Monday, July 26, 2010

Girl Scouts Explore Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes with GPS

Girls locate waypoints to learn about native plants

Monday, July 26, Girl Scouts from Maui Troop 460 used GPS technology to learn about native plants and historic Hawaiian cultural sites at Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands, Maui Coastal Land Trust. They identified an ancient kuapā (fishpond wall), a puka wai/mākāhā (water way/sluice grate) that once connected the fishpond to the ocean, and plants such as hala, naupaka and pohinahina.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Geospatial recognized as a career with the US Department of Labor!

DOL’s geospatial technology competency model is released.

“What I like most about it is that it doesn’t just start and stop with
tech skills, but begins with personal effectiveness competencies,
moves to academic competencies, workplace competencies, industry
competencies, and moves up to management competencies.” (Dr. Joseph Kerski, Education Manager, ESRI)


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Intro to GeoTech Course for Hawaii Educators and Counselors

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies

This is an online course for educators and counselors statewide.
Sept. 13 - Nov. 15, 2010

For more information visit:


Monday, July 19, 2010

ArcGIS for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad! FREE

Devices with the iOS can download ESRI's ArcGIS App FREE!

"ArcGIS for iOS allows you to navigate maps, collect and report data, and perform GIS analysis."

For more information or to download the new App, visit:

Are you using iOS devices in your classroom or school? If so, please let us know how you might integrate this new app from ESRI.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Remote Sensing Lessons from AmericaView

Engage your students in Remote Sensing

Visit this website to download lessons appropriate for your grade level:

These lessons were developed by AmericaView to support celebration of Earth Observation Day.

AmericaView Website:
Earth Observation Day Website:

What are other ways to integrate remote sensing into K12 classrooms?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

GIS & GPS - Valuable Tools in Protecting Hawaiian Seabirds

On Lehua Island, 10 miles west of Kauai, Federal and State Wildlife Services are using GIS and GPS to map topography and accurately distribute bait pellets in an effort to eradicate invasive rats and protect seabird populations.

Read "Eradicating Rats on Lehua Island, Hawaii, with the Help of GIS and GPS," ESRI's ArcNews Online article for more.

What are some other ways GIS is being used to protect wildlife and habitat that you know of?