HIGICC_May2016UHMC’s GIS Specialist, Sarah McLane Bryan, was just elected to the Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HIGICC) Board of Directors.

The HIGICC is a private non-profit organization consisting of members of Hawai’i’s geospatial community. Their goal is to provide coordination of geospatial activities among a wide range of users in order to avoid duplication of effort, promote data sharing, and maintain data standards throughout the state. HIGICC provides opportunities to network with other GIS professionals in Hawaii and the Pacific, as well as offering scholarships for students in the geo-tech industry.

Mrs. Bryan ideas for the board include:

  • Work towards supporting pathways between K-12 and College GIS programs statewide
  • Work towards innovative GIS conference participation
  • Targeting underrepresented groups: Young women and minorities
  • Supporting local networking meetups statewide
  • Supporting the growth of GIS Internship programs statewide
  • Continuing a GIS/Geo-Tech e-newletter or blog with company highlights and the latest technology

The HIGICC hosts events throughout the year that encourage technology and information exchange, including vendor presentations, data acquisition/collection/holdings workshops, luncheon series, newsletters, social events, and a biennial conference.  Members can also access an email listserv to post and receive information important to our community.

You can apply for membership as an individual, an organization or as a student. For more information on the HIGICC visit http://www.higicc.org/ or click here to become a member: http://www.higicc.org/join