MEDB Women In Technology Project Assistant.
The goal of this project was to try and map the deer population, to make a public map to assist the local hunters in their efforts to control the invasive deer population on Maui.
We believe local farms and resorts can benefit from this project. If the deer population becomes more controlled, there will be less property damage and crop damage. Repair costs will diminish giving them the chance to spend more money on making their business better.
Throughout this project, we had two main contacts. This included Kanalu Sproat, Maui Axis Deer Coordinator, and Kenneth Yamamura, Maui County Agricultural Specialist. We had gotten information from Kanalu that helped us put information on this map.
We encountered difficulties during this project including trying to get visual confirmation of the deer in areas where the deer were reported.
During this project, our knowledge in GPS technology and ArcGIS/Esri became more advanced. Our project is still ongoing and we will continue to update the map with any information we may get.
The State of Hawaii - Office of Planning has an abundance of Hawaii GIS data which has been conveniently grouped into the following categories:
Agriculture and Farming
Biologic and Ecologic
Administrative and Political Boundaries
Atmospheric and Climatic
(Image from the Wind Energy Resource section)
Business and Economy
Elevation and Derived Products
Geologic and Geophysical
Human Health and Safety
(Image from the Lava Flow Hazard Zones section)
Imagery and Basemaps
Military and Intelligence
Inland Water Resources
Locations and Geodetic Networks
Oceans and Estuaries
Cadastral and Land Descriptions
Cultural and Demographic
Facilities and Structures
The State of Hawaii - Office of Planning has valuable GIS data available to download such as the below Ahupua`a Boundaries in Hawai`i.
Visit http://planning.hawaii.gov/gis/download-gis-data/ to download!
Image provided by the State of Hawaii - Office of Planning website.
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