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State of Hawaii GIS Update

26 May 2016 8:05 AM | Craig Clouet

As some of you may have heard, the Hawaii Office of Planning Statewide GIS Program (OP/GIS) and the State Chief Information Officer-led Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) are working together to upgrade our GIS capabilities to take advantage of current trends in Web GIS and cloud services.  Our ultimate goal is to make it easier for all State employees, contractors and the public to use, make and share maps on any device at any time.  

We, along with our vendor partner, Esri, have completed an inventory of all of the State GIS data in our database, removed outdated data layers, and re-organized the remaining layers.  The revised database is being installed on a server on the State network, and has also being migrated into the Esri cloud and deployed as web services, which will provide benefits including enhanced accessibility and availability.  As a result, the web services in our current environment (http://gis.hawaii.gov/arcgis/rest/services) will have new REST service endpoints (http://geodata.hawaii.gov/arcgis/rest/services).  There will be an intentional 3-week overlap, during which both the gis.hawaii.gov services and the geodata.hawaii.gov services will be running simultaneously.  The services at http://geodata.hawaii.gov/arcgis/rest/services are now online.  The services at gis.hawaii.gov are scheduled to be taken off-line on June 15. 

Because these new services will have new URLs, all web maps or applications that use the existing gis.hawaii.gov services will have to be modified to point to the data at geodata.hawaii.gov.  In order to assist you in this effort,  we’ve attached instructions on how to determine whether your maps are affected by this change, instructions on how to use the ArcGIS Online Assistant tool to modify your maps to point to the new services, and a cross-walk table to help you make the changes.

In addition, as part of this effort, more than a terabyte of high-resolution raster data, including historical maps and satellite/aerial imagery, has been loaded into the Esri cloud and will be available in ArcGIS Online, ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, and to the public via REST services, including:

·        ·        historical topographic maps from 1910 through the 1940s;

·        ·        imagery from the 1920s, 1950s and 1960s; and

·        ·        the latest WorldView 2 and WorldView 3 imagery and 2015 coastal imagery

With such major upgrades, there will inevitably be bumps along the way.  Please let us know right away about any issues you encounter.  We will work with Esri and ETS to resolve issues and make improvements.

This is an exciting time for the Statewide GIS, and we hope that you find that these changes improve and enhance the GIS experience.  You may contact any of us at the Statewide GIS Program or the Office of Enterprise Technology Services for more information or assistance:

How to check URL of services document

AGOL Assistant changing URLs

State REST Service Cross Walk Table

Statewide GIS Program, Office of Planning, State of Hawaii:

Joan Delos Santos:  joan.m.delossantos@hawaii.gov, (808) 587-2895

Dennis Kim:  dennis.b.kim@hawaii.gov, (808) 587-2896

Arthur Buto (Program Manager):  arthur.j.buto@hawaii.gov, (808) 587-2894

Office of Enterprise Technology Services, State of Hawaii:

Todd Omura (IT Governance Manager):  todd.t.omura@hawaii.gov, (808) 586-1824


Joan Delos Santos

Hawaii Statewide GIS Program

State of Hawaii, Office of Planning

235 S. Beretania St., 6th Floor

Honolulu, HI  96813

Phone (808) 587-2895

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