GIS Presentation at UH Hilo Geography Class

Orlando Smith works on a Western Maui map using GIS software, mixing scientific knowledge with artistry.

HWMO's GIS specialist, Orlando Smith was invited to speak with University of Hawaii, Hilo geography students to share about his GIS work. The course was entitled: GIS Applications in Natural Resource Conservation, a course taught by Dr. Li. Orlando used data from real world HWMO work on Maui such as slope, vegetation, and land ownership during the presentation. He led students through the variables to isolate areas for mitigation efforts regarding wildfire and flood hazard. 

To see Orlando's great work, check out our maps on the HWMO Products page!