Work begins on making model of Mauke

Monday May 22, 2017 Written by Published in Outer Islands
The team work together on the more detailed work of the 3D map as it gets closer to completion. 17051906 The team work together on the more detailed work of the 3D map as it gets closer to completion. 17051906

The Cook Islands National Environment Service in collaboration with the Cook Islands Climate Change SRICC-CC Project will be running a hands-on three dimensional mapping workshop on Mauke and Mitiaro over the next two weeks.

 

Senior environment officer Elizabeth Munro and media and outreach officer Moana Tetauru were on Mauke this week conducting the workshop, which will focus on making a 3D map of their island.

Around 100 members of the community came out in support of working on the map, which will be used for historical, traditional and future planning purposes.

An official handover ceremony was held on Friday before Munro and Tetauru left for Mitiaro.

Mauke is the second island to have undertaken the 3D mapping exercise. The first island to produce one was Mangaia last year and Vaka Puaikura was first of the three districts on Rarotonga to produce a large scale model.

The CI National Environment Service P3D tram consists of Elizabeth Munro, Moana Tetauru from Rarotonga and Mauke’s NES officer, Basilio Kaokao.

The P3D team would acknowledge the Cook Islands Climate Change SRICC-CC project and the Mauke Island Council, for their contribution towards the workshop.

            - Release/MC

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