Overcoming Challenges ofDoing GIS and Remote Sensing          on Guam  Ken Cochrane – Guam’olulu GIS Specialist        Tan...
SWCA Environmental Consultants Employee-owned firm of scientists, planners and  technical specialists Comprehensive envi...
Where is     Guam               JapanChina                 CNMI Philippines     Guam Indonesia
Overcoming Challenges –               Data Collection Topography and environment   Karst cliffs   Rangefinder Land acc...
GPS/Rangefinder – Vegetation Mapping
Overcoming Challenges –             Data Processing Data mobility over different software versions Data availability   ...
Remote Sensing – Seagrass Mapping   TM (30x30)        IKONOS (4x4)        Quickbird (2x2)                                 ...
Remote Sensing – Seagrass Mapping
Remote Sensing – Seagrass MappingEnhalus acoroidesHalodule uninervis
Visitor Use and COTS Study       Field Photo   Geo-referenced Satellite Image                                             ...
LIDAR – Guiding Manta Tow Data          Collection
In Summary Creative approaches to data collection Make most of data when data is available Value added Respect data co...
Thank You. Ken Cochrane – GIS Specialist  kcochrane@swca.com Tanya Johnson – Honolulu Office Director  tjohnson@swca.com...
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Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012: Survey and Positioning - Natural Resources Applications of GIS/GPS on Guam

  1. 1. Overcoming Challenges ofDoing GIS and Remote Sensing on Guam Ken Cochrane – Guam’olulu GIS Specialist Tanya Johnson – Honolulu Office Director Michelle Christy – Guam Office Director Hawaii Pacific GIS Conference 2012 March 6
  2. 2. SWCA Environmental Consultants Employee-owned firm of scientists, planners and technical specialists Comprehensive environmental planning, regulatory compliance, natural and cultural resource management and GIS services. Between our Honolulu and Guam offices we provide all of these services
  3. 3. Where is Guam JapanChina CNMI Philippines Guam Indonesia
  4. 4. Overcoming Challenges – Data Collection Topography and environment  Karst cliffs  Rangefinder Land access  DoD land CORS availability  Power outages/typhoons  Growing demand for higher accuracy data
  5. 5. GPS/Rangefinder – Vegetation Mapping
  6. 6. Overcoming Challenges – Data Processing Data mobility over different software versions Data availability  Less data creators  Hawaii.gov  Thanks to those who do make quality data available: Gov Guam, NOAA, USDA, & collaborators. DoD for contract specific data  Unique availability
  7. 7. Remote Sensing – Seagrass Mapping TM (30x30) IKONOS (4x4) Quickbird (2x2) Next GenerationDue to confidentiality agreement raw imagery not displayed
  8. 8. Remote Sensing – Seagrass Mapping
  9. 9. Remote Sensing – Seagrass MappingEnhalus acoroidesHalodule uninervis
  10. 10. Visitor Use and COTS Study Field Photo Geo-referenced Satellite Image *
  11. 11. LIDAR – Guiding Manta Tow Data Collection
  12. 12. In Summary Creative approaches to data collection Make most of data when data is available Value added Respect data confidentiality
  13. 13. Thank You. Ken Cochrane – GIS Specialist kcochrane@swca.com Tanya Johnson – Honolulu Office Director tjohnson@swca.com Michelle Christy – Senior Scientist & Guam Office Manager mchristy@swca.com John Ford – Senior Biologist & Program Director jford@swca.com

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