Renee Louis Thesis Page



My current thesis topic is Hawaiian Place Names and GIS. I have a long way to go in fleshing out a proposal, but ideally my advisors will be Dr. McGrannaghan, Dr. Wingert, and a professor in the Hawaiian Language Dept. Since my thesis will involve working with Hawaiian land record documents, which are written in the Hawaiian language, the Hawaiian language professor is a must. Dr. McGrannaghan has knowledge of GIS data structures and Dr. Wingert is knowledgeable on Cartographic advances. Hopefully, I can "create" a data structure and methodology that will update the GNIS databases to recognize and properly place Hawaiian place names that are diacritically correct.