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University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo


The mission of the Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) lab at UH Hilo is to apply geospatial tools to environmental problems of local significance, and to disseminate geospatial tools and knowledge to the larger island community through education and outreach activities. Our lab utilizes a suite of geospatial technologies such as small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) platforms, LiDAR, and hyperspectral imaging, to support ongoing research and educational projects. .
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2018 Rapid `Ōhi`a Death


March 3, 2018 Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

University of Hawaii

Contributes to Eruption


June 10, 2018 Big Island Video News

UH Hilo Prepares Aeronautical

Science Program

February 08, 2019 Hawaii Tribune-Herald


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The Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Labs (SDAV) mission is to provide professional spatial technology education and research service. The SDAV exists to serve the faculty, staff, students, and administration of the University and the public by carrying out its mission to: Encourage invention and innovation at the University of Hawai’i, transferring the results of SDAV research to the public by bringing researchers and the business community together in a relationship of mutual advantage, generating income for future research and education, and to contributing to local, state, and regional business competitiveness and economic development.