Students Explore GIS Technologies at NOAA


Over 150 students from Castle High School, Waipahu High School, Mililani High School, Nanakuli High and Intermediate, and Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind gathered at the NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center to celebrate GIS Day on November 17, 2015 to learn the various ways GIS technologies in five interactive sessions.

Students learn how GIS is used during an earthquake and tsunami disaster.

Students explored National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map of the Pacific Ocean, used GPS technology with a scavenger hunt, played with an Augmented Reality Sandbox, saw the world on a sphere with Science on the Sphere, learned about the uses of UAVs, and how GIS helps save lives if an earthquake and a tsunami were to occur.

The Women in Technology team would like to extend our warmest mahalo to HIGICC, the NOAA Staff, and all the volunteers for their time.