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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.