The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential environmental impacts from proposed construction and operation of a Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii In-Flight Interceptor Communication System Data Terminal; and associated support facilities, utilities, and infrastructure. As a federal undertaking with the potential to affect historic properties, projects associated with the EIS are subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
As part of this process, PanGIS completed multiple GIS (ESRI) mapping and archaeological projects on the western portion of Oahu for the Missile Defense Agency at Kuaokala Ridge and the U.S. Army’s Kahuku Training Area. Projects included proposed new road construction, fence installation, geotechnical testing, and protection of cultural resources (Haiau). PanGIS staff conducted research on existing sites, mapped archaeological sites and surveys, georeferenced historic maps, and produced GIS exhibits for USGS topography, TMK boundaries (tax divisions), soils, ahupua’a boundaries (traditional Hawaiian land division), historic maps, previous archaeology, and known archaeological sites.