URISA 2014 Caribbean GIS Conference Details Announced

August 1, 2014  - By 0 Comments

URISA has released the program details of its Seventh Caribbean GIS Conference, taking place October 26-30 at the Santa Barbara Resort in Curacao. The conference, themed “Spatial Technologies: Fueling Economic Growth and Development” features regional conversations, pre-conference courses and workshops, comprehensive education, and opportunities to connect with experts, peers and private sector sponsors.

Regional Conversations

Geospatial Information High Level Meeting: Targeted at key decision makers in the industry particularly, senior personnel of international and regional bodies with responsibility for the management of geospatial data and information, senior government officials, experts on geospatial related issues in academia, members of the donor community, and private sector companies.

General Session: The Importance of Geospatial Technology in the Caribbean: An examination of the various issues that organizations are facing in the region as well as what is the overall value proposition that geospatial technology brings to the Caribbean economy. Participants will include senior representatives from national governments, donor agencies, academia, as well as experts from the vendor/consultant community.

Special Interest Group Roundtables: Important conversations including Geodetics, Open Source, Women in GIS, and Education.

Preconference Courses and Workshops:

  • Getting Started with GIS
  • Caribbean Decision Support System for a Climate Resilient Marine Managed Areas Network
  • Mobile and Server GIS: Field to Finish (two-day course)
  • URISA Certified Workshop: Addressing
  • URISA Certified Workshop: GIS Return on Investment
  • ArcGIS Online
  • UAV Workshop

Comprehensive Education:

Nearly 50 presenters in sessions covering important topics including:

  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
  • Disaster Mitigation/Modeling
  • Harnessing the Power of GIS for Utility, Asset and Infrastructure Management
  • Environmental Hazards
  • GIS in Disaster Management
  • Innovations in GIS
  • National GI Policy Development & NSDI
  • Public Participation GIS
  • Public Safety, GIS for Emergency Response
  • Addressing Systems
  • Change Detection
  • Geosciences & Regional Economic Development
  • Enterprise GIS and Mobile Technologies
  • Best Practices in Today’s Digital Organization
  • Spatial Technologies for Water Resource Management
  • GIS in Public Health
  • K-12 Education
  • Using UAVs (Drones) for Aerial Imagery Acquisition

Review the schedule here.

 

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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