Hawaii’s GIS Program is tasked with “...planning, coordinating, and maintaining a comprehensive, shared statewide planning, and geographic information system and associated geospatial database. The office shall be the lead agency responsible for coordinating the maintenance of the multi-agency, statewide planning and geographic information system and coordinating, collecting, integrating, and disseminating geospatial data sets that are used to support a variety of state agency applications and other spatial data analyses to enhance decision making. The office shall promote and encourage free and open data sharing among and between all government agencies.” (Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes (HRS) §225M-2(b)(4))
In carrying out its statutory mandate as the lead agency for the statewide GIS program, the Office of Planning (OP) supports and coordinates GIS efforts across state agencies in addition to conducting spatial analysis and mapping for projects and initiatives in OP, the Department of Business, Economic, Development and Tourism (DBEDT), and other State agencies.
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