Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization Labs

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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In the News UH Hilo researchers combat Rapid `Ōhi`a  Death June 20, 2017 UH Hilo Stories  UH Hilo researchers educate public about Rapid `Ōhi`a  Death March 19, 2017 Hawaii Tribune Herald   UH Hilo tracks rising sea levels April 19, 2017 Hawaii Tribune Herald    Park brings in drones to survey trees July 19, 2016 Hawaii Tribune Herald    State, UH-Hilo team to take inventory of commercial ag lands February 21, 2016 Hawaii Tribune Herald    UH-Hilo researchers, drone map lava flow  November 22, 2014 Washington Times  Puna lava flow aerial imagery provided by UH Hilo researchers  October 29, 2014 University of Hawaii News


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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.