Mapping Plants

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)):

Material cartography

Freelance mapping

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 (Jones 2011). Please contact me if you are interested in having me map something!