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The Hawai'i Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HIGICC) is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization consisting of members of Hawai'i's geospatial community. Our goal is to provide coordination of geospatial activities among a wide range of users in order to avoid duplication of effort, promote data sharing, and maintain data standards throughout the state. 

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HIGICC provides opportunities to network with other GIS professionals in Hawaii and the Pacific.

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Tax-deductible Donations can be directed towards the Mark Lierman Scholarship, GIS Day activities, or the HIGICC general fund.

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  • 01 Oct 2024 11:04 AM | Elisse Deleissegues (Administrator)

    Kauai is Just Around the Corner!


    October 1 - 3, 2024

    Register Now to Secure Your Spot!

    If you've not yet registered and are planning to attend, please register here to secure your spot.

    Book Your Hotel Rooms

    The conference venue is holding a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for our user conference attendees. Please book your hotel rooms here if you haven't already done so.

    Attend for Free with a Scholarship

    We do have a small number of scholarships available to those who would like to attend but are unable to do so because of the increased travel costs. If you're interested in attending with a scholarship, please register here and indicate your desire for a scholarship in the registration notes.

    Conference Agenda

    As a reminder, this year we've got some exciting topics - including full asset lifecycle management, citizen and customer engagement, an introduction to the next generation of Elements XS, and site visits to the island of Kauai.

    Discounted group hotel rooms available Sept 27 – Oct 7 for those looking to come early or stay late, based on availability. 

    Click here to book your room at the discounted group rate!

    Registration Fee (per person): 

    Note that there is no separate advanced training, training is included for everyone, every day!

    $750 before January 31, 2024

    $850 before July 31, 2024

    $1000 after August 1, 2024

    What's Included:

    Your registration fee includes:

    • Hands-on training each day
    • Customer examples each day
    • Site visits to the County of Kaua’i offices to experience one of the most advanced deployments of Novotx technology in existence
    • Product and technology insights from the Novotx executive team
    • In-person interaction with peers and users of Novotx technology from across the United States and internationally
    • Breakfast and morning beverages each day
    • Access to the Novotx conference social event (details to come)

    Please register each person from your organization individually.

    County of Kaua'i Developed by Novotx

  • 08 Nov 2023 12:39 PM | Elisse Deleissegues (Administrator)

    This just in from the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Department of Geography & Environment:  HawaiiView is pleased to release the 30-m spatial resolution forest height map for the County of Maui (https://hawaiiview.org/data/l2fhm-maui/), predicted using Landsat-8 cloud-free mosaic and calibrated using airborne lidar data. 

    This is an extension of the 30-m forest height map for Oahu (https://hawaiiview.org/data/l2fhm-oahu/) released two years ago .

    Feedback on the dataset is sought, please contact Professor Qi Chen at qichen@hawaii.edu

  • 08 Nov 2023 11:40 AM | Elisse Deleissegues (Administrator)

    Join us at UH Manoa from 9:00 - 12:00 pm on November 15, 2023 in the Government Documents & Maps on the Ground Floor of the Hamilton Library. UH Students are eligible to enter the StoryMaps Competition for a chance to win cool prizes and showcase your work! Please include the link to your storymap in the Registration Form. The deadline to submit is November 8, 2023.

  • 19 Oct 2023 2:50 PM | Elisse Deleissegues (Administrator)

    November 15, 2023 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Learning Endeavors is seeing GIS Professionals that work in fields related to coastal resilience to present on GIS Day

    Every year we celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day with Middle & High Schools of Hawaiʻi (and beyond!). Last year we had 28 teachers and over 1,000 students patch in!

    For more information and to become a presenter, visit the Learning Endeavors GIS 2023 web page

    Teachers, Register your class for this FREE event HERE

  • 11 Sep 2023 2:57 PM | Elisse Deleissegues (Administrator)

    American Association of Geographers

    AAG Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawai'i and Online

    April 16 - 20, 2024

    Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hawaiian Convention Center

    The AAG Annual Meeting 2024 Early Bird Registration ends September 21, 2023 with Member, Non-Member, and Family/Guest options available. Regular Registration is available through February 15, and Late Registration through April 20.

    Abstracts and organized sessions for presentation may be submitted through Thursday November 16, 2023 and may be edited through Thursday February 29, 2024. For more information on abstract formatting and submission, and session guidelines, visit the AAG 2024 website.

    At the annual meeting in Honolulu the AAG will pilot a new approach that connects the conference more strongly to the place where it is held. To do that respectfully and well, AAG is hosting a Preparing for the Honolulu 2024 Annual Meeting webinar series featuring Hawaiian speakers and perspectives on a broad range of environmental, political, and historical topics including indigenous ecological knowledge and sovereignty.

  • 07 Mar 2023 9:54 AM | Christine Chaplin

    Thanks to our Board of Directors for participating in this excellent news article written by Honolulu Advertiser's Ryan Ozawa about his love for geospatial technology and a nice interview of HIGICC directors Craig Clouet and Michael Wahl . You can read the article online if you have a subscription here  or check out this copy here

  • 14 Sep 2022 10:44 AM | Christine Chaplin

    In this webinar, Esri experts will share how you can migrate your field workflows from the retired apps to the comprehensive Field Maps app and maintain or even improve your existing workflows. 

    The hour-long event will cover the following:

    • The retirement of ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Explorer, and ArcGIS Tracker
    • An overview of ArcGIS Field Maps
    • Guidance on migrating from the retired apps to ArcGIS Field Maps
    • Why migrating sooner rather than later is recommended
    • Resources to assist with your migration

    Please sign up today to attend this event on September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PT)

    Reserve Your Space

  • 31 Aug 2022 10:24 PM | Christine Chaplin

    This is your exclusive invite to LOOK CLOSER on October 11. We’re so excited to be bringing you a bigger and better Nearmap NAVIG8 to your screens in 2022.

    Date: 11 October 2022
    Time: 11:00am CT/6:00am HST
    Destination: This is a virtual event

    Register Now

    Get excited for Nearmap NAVIG8 2022, where you’ll get a first look at the future capabilities of our custom-designed and built HyperCamera3 with our VP of Product, Don Weigel, and dive deeper into the fifth and latest iteration of Nearmap AI and its expanded capabilities with Dr Michael Bewley.With informative technical workshops and customer-led solution sessions, LOOK CLOSER at Nearmap technology and geospatial content and how it’s being used to achieve real-world outcomes – so you can too!

  • 05 Jan 2022 8:47 AM | Christine Chaplin

    Learn from experts and make beautiful maps using ArcGIS Pro.

    Once, only cartographers made maps. Today, anyone can. Still, cartographers can teach people to make better maps, just as chefs can show people how to prepare better meals. With coaching from accomplished cartographers and practical, hands-on exercises, you'll become a smarter mapmaker, ready to go beyond the defaults and produce engaging maps that communicate with impact.

    Click Here for More Information

    Click here to view all of Esri's MOOCs

  • 03 Dec 2021 8:34 AM | Christine Chaplin

    The Hawaii Defense Alliance will be hosting a virtual webinar on Friday, Dec. 10 from 2-3 p.m. HST focusing on geospatial analytics careers. The objective of this is to increase awareness – for the tech community, educators, students, and government audience - of the career and certification pathways and hundreds of jobs being created in Hawaii over the next three years. These jobs are being driven by the Federal government and contractors.

    Panel members include:

    • ·       Chris Johnson, Maxar Technologies
    • ·       Mark Speck, Huntington Ingalls
    • ·       Camelia Kantor, U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)
    • ·       Brandt Dillion, U.S. Army Pacific Geospatial Intelligence Advisor
    • ·       Chaminade University (pending)

    This webinar is part of a broader series of events hosted by the Hawaii Defense Alliance, "Building Hawaii Intel Career Pathways Together" to open up more Federal opportunities for residents and local businesses and promote economic resilience in Hawaii.

    To register in advance for this webinar, click the button below or visit:


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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