DLNR News Release: Kaulunani Urban And Community Forestry Program Announces Hawaiʻi Tree Canopy Viewer (Governor of Hawaii)

Governor of Hawaii: DLNR News Release: Kaulunani Urban And Community Forestry Program Announces Hawaiʻi Tree Canopy Viewer. “The first tree canopy viewer is now available in Hawaiʻi for communities to use to explore tree resources and make management decisions. The interactive viewer shows the extent and location of the tree canopy across the state.”

University of Hawaii News: $350K to digitize decades of Hawaiʻi’s history at ʻUluʻulu

University of Hawaii News: $350K to digitize decades of Hawaiʻi’s history at ʻUluʻulu. “The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded a $350,000 grant to ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu in support of its project titled, ’20th Century Hawaiʻi: Moving Images from Territory to Statehood.’ The project will preserve and make accessible the stories of the Nisei and Hawaiian struggles and achievements through the digitization of audiovisual recordings of oral histories, documentaries, festivals, conferences and live performances.”

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: New Dashboard Puts Environmental Stewardship Projects On The Map

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources: New Dashboard Puts Environmental Stewardship Projects On The Map. “STEW-MAP identifies and maps the diverse range of stewardship groups working across the landscape. An interactive map and dashboards display who stewards the area, primary methods of stewardship, site and group types, and services provided by the groups. Interactive network diagrams are also available, displaying how stewardship groups are connected to one another in a larger network of care.”

University of Hawaii: Free online Eddie Kamae songbook, educational resource launches

University of Hawaii: Free online Eddie Kamae songbook, educational resource launches. “An online collection of songs meaningful to the man whom the Los Angeles Times called ‘one of the most influential Hawaiian musicians in the last half-century and a filmmaker who painstakingly documented the culture and history of the islands,’ the late Eddie Kamae, will be available to the public for free on May 1, 2022. Years in the making, The Eddie Kamae Songbook: A Musical Journey is a collection of 34 songs that were meaningful to his journey as a musician, filmmaker and Hawaiian son.”

Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”

Spotted via Google Alerts: Hawaiʻi Climate Data Portal

This is one of those resources that I learn about from a firmly-paywalled article, careen around looking for more details and a non-paywalled source, don’t find one, and give up with a Spotted via Google Alerts: Hawaiʻi Climate Data Portal. It’s apparently officially launching later today. From the home page: “The overarching goal of the HCDP is to provide streamlined access to high-quality reliable climate data and information for the State Of Hawai‘i. This includes the production of both near-real-time monthly rainfall and daily temperature maps and a user-friendly tool to visualize and download them. Easy access to high quality climate data, information and products through the HCDP allows researchers to focus more time on their analyses and less time on data collection and processing.”

Hawaii is ditching strict entry requirements: No more COVID tests, vaccine proof or quarantine (USA Today)

USA Today: Hawaii is ditching strict entry requirements: No more COVID tests, vaccine proof or quarantine. “Hawaii is lifting its strict COVID-19 entry requirements on March 26, Gov. David Ige announced Tuesday. Travelers will no longer need to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative COVID-19 test to bypass a mandatory quarantine. The five-day quarantine, which has applied to those who don’t show vaccine proof or a negative test, is going away, too. The state is keeping its indoor mask mandate, however.”

University of Hawaii News: Hawaiian language departments launch ʻōlelo of the week

University of Hawaii News: Hawaiian language departments launch ʻōlelo of the week. “University of Hawaiʻi News is proud to partner with Hawaiian language departments and Hawaiian-focused offices across the 10-campus system to spotlight a Hawaiian word each week. Every campus will take turns showcasing a huaʻōlelo (Hawaiian word) with the hope of educating and encouraging more people to learn and speak Hawaiian.”

Hawaii News Now: Hawaiian Airlines cancels dozens of flights amid COVID staffing shortages

Hawaii News Now: Hawaiian Airlines cancels dozens of flights amid COVID staffing shortages. “As the highly transmissible Omicron variant infects workers and causes staffing shortages across the country, Hawaiian Airlines is also feeling the impact, already canceling dozens of flights. The airline said a total of 11 flights were canceled on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day combined, and 10 interisland flights were canceled on Wednesday.”

Hawaii News Now: Influencer’s social media post prompts calls to respect Hawaiian culture

Hawaii News Now: Influencer’s social media post prompts calls to respect Hawaiian culture. “A social media influencer’s post of rocks being thrown into a sacred body of water atop Mauna Kea has prompted calls to respect Hawaiian culture. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources shared screen shots of the now-deleted post, which went up last month.”

Honolulu Civil Beat: Hawaii Vaccination Rate Falls As State Corrects Data

Honolulu Civil Beat: Hawaii Vaccination Rate Falls As State Corrects Data. “Hawaii corrected its Covid-19 vaccination figures on Monday after completing a long-awaited update to its immunization registry that lowered the percentage of the population that has received at least one dose to 77%. But health officials raised the number of people who had received third doses or booster shots. Overall, the percent of Hawaii residents who are fully vaccinated fell from 72.5% to 71.1%.”

USGS: Newly Revised “Geologic map of the State of Hawaii” publication available

USGS: Newly Revised “Geologic map of the State of Hawaii” publication available. “The USGS recently published a revised ‘Geologic Map of the State of Hawaii.’ This map—originally published in 2007—has been updated to include more recent geologic deposits, including lava flows from Kīlauea’s Pu‘u‘ō‘ō vent on the middle East Rift Zone from 2007–2018 and lava flows erupted during Kīlauea’s 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption….This map is available in print format and is accompanied by a USGS Data Release of geospatial datasets.”

Hawaii Public Radio: Oʻahu’s oldest Christian church has begun digitizing over 200 years of documents

Hawaii Public Radio: Oʻahu’s oldest Christian church has begun digitizing over 200 years of documents. “Kawaiahaʻo Church in Honolulu received a $98,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize these records and make them available to the public online. Kawaiahaʻo was established in 1820 and soon became the primary place of worship for Hawaiian royalty. But many of the church’s records remained in filing cabinets in the basement.”

Office Of The Governor News Release: State Launches Hawai’i Smart Health Card For Digital Vaccination Verification (Governor of Hawaii)

Governor of Hawaii: Office Of The Governor News Release: State Launches Hawai’i Smart Health Card For Digital Vaccination Verification. “Gov. David Ige and Doug Murdock, chief information officer, Office of Enterprise Technology Services today unveiled the state’s Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card. The card will enable individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccinations in Hawaiʻi to create a state-issued digital Hawaiʻi SMART Health Card that may be used to confirm their vaccination status to businesses and venues that require it.”