I find some of the problems attendant to mapping plant locations and distributions particualrly interesting.
In order to think more about this, in 2009 I helped set up and coordinate the
Continuing Arboretum Tree Survey (CATS)
at the Lyon Arboretum in the back of Mānoa Valley.
In 2014 I landed the great job of
mapping campus plants as the
UH Mānoa "Horticultural Cartographer."
I've also working on a spatial analysis of the "Exceptional Trees" of O‘ahu, and was able to contribute some of the initial mapping work to the Outdoor Circle's
Exceptional Tree Map.
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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