What you can’t see: Homeless advocate takes to skies to map camps for outreach, Point In Time Count

  • A helicopter flyover Tuesday revealed homeless camps situated deep in the Kona brush. (Nate Hakeem/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • A helicopter fly over revealed homeless camps situated in a drainage tunnel. Nate Hakeem/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • A helicopter fly over reveals homeless camps situated deep in the Kona brush. Nate Hakeem/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • A helicopter fly over reveals homeless camps situated along the Kona coastline. Nate Hakeem/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • A helicopter fly over reveals homeless camps situated deep in the Kona brush. Nate Hakeem/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • A helicopter fly over reveals homeless camps situated deep in the Kona brush. Nate Hakeem/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • A homeless individual is seen on Pawai Place in the Old Kona Industrial Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Linda Thomas-Vandervoort records a Point In Time Count survey of unsheltered individuals with "R.J." on Alii Drive in January 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Flying in a helicopter in the skies over North Kona, Linda Thomas-Vandervoort was able to assess West Hawaii’s homeless population from a different angle