M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Lab (SDAV)

This facility is a cyber-geo-eco informatics center that provides resources to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, federal and state agencies and faculty from other universities. The facility provides access to state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.

Field equipment available through SDAV includes:

  • Differential GPS units
  • Handheld GPS units
  • Spectroradiometer
  • Laser-locator binoculars
  • Tablet PCs

Airborne digital imagery collectors and the Hawaiʻi IKONOS Consortium (HIC) for satellite imagery are available through partnerships with other campuses and agencies. The facility provides training that empowers faculty and students to use visualization, modeling, and supercomputer facilities. SDAL provides easy access to Hawaiʻi-based weather, climate, hydrologic, and soils data; mapping services including data collection, analysis, production, and training. Technical support in designing, implementing, and maintaining field sensor networks and associated communication systems is available. SDAV is currently used by faculty members at UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, staff members, and graduate and undergraduate student researchers.