I find some of the problems attendant to mapping plant locations and distributions particualrly interesting.
In order to think more about this, I helped set up and coordinate the
Continuing Arboretum Tree Survey (CATS)
at the Lyon Arboretum in the back of Mānoa Valley.
I am also working on a spatial analysis of the "Exceptional Trees" of O‘ahu.
Mapping the Pacific
Open Source Cartography
As part of an effort to increase the use of FOSS geospatial software at UH,
I have written a step-by-step guide to
Installing GRASS and QGIS on MacOSX, which links to the
KyngChaos distributions of these applications.
I have also created a sample grassdata archive,
which can be used to import Hawai‘i data from the
City & County of Honolulu (CCH),
the State of Hawai‘i,
the total stations we use for surveying; or from the excellent set of global data layers available from NaturalEarthData.
FOSS tools for mapping (more at the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)):
I also occassionally make maps for other projects and people.
Most recently I have made a set of maps of Bengal for a
paper by Reece Jones
Please contact me if you are interested in having me map something!
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