GIS Day Webcast Recap

Kaunakakai Elementary School students celebrate GIS Day.

Kaunakakai Elementary School students celebrate GIS Day.

Schools from around the state gathered on November 18, 2015 for a GIS Day Webcast hosted by the Women in Technology team.

Students participating in the interactive webcast were able to learn the various ways professionals use GIS in Hawaii that extended from the beaches to the forests across the state.

The presenters and their presentation topic were as follows:

  • Noelani Puniwai, UH Hilo – Mapping the Beach

  • Marissa Chee, Oahu Forestry Specialist – Protecting and Managing Hawaii’s Forest Using GIS

  • Maia Kapur, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology – How a Girl Who Didn’t Like Computers Became a Marine Spatial Ecologist

  • Karen Volarich, GIS Developer – Using ArcGIS Online for Deploying Dynamic Mapping Applications

  • Sarah McLane Bryan, GIS Education Specialist –GIS in Ecosystem Management

  • Ryan Perry, UH Hilo Dept. of Geography – Environmental Applications of GIS and UAVs on the Big Island

Mahalo to our presenters for taking time out of their busy schedule to present on their research and show the many ways GIS is used!

Kaunakakai Elementary School students celebrate GIS Day.

Mr. Gonzales and Ms. Yuen’s classroom from Kaunankakai Elementary School from Molokai were one of the winners for the “Show Off Your Classroom” Contest, which displayed his students celebrating GIS Day.

GIS Day is part of an international educational event created by Esri to run during Geography Awareness Week for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS technology.