ArcGIS-based GIS supporting management of the Buccoo
Reef Marine Protected Area off of the south-western shore of Tobago
West Indies, and the surrounding coastal zone/ watersheds was built
under the aegis of the Caribbean-wide Integrated Watershed & Coastal
Area Management project.
An information system that combined ArcView and Microsoft® Access
was built to manage spatial and descriptive data for the sea defences
of the island of Leguan (42 sq. kilometres), at the mouth of the Essequibo
Sea Defences Management Information System (SDMIS
allows users to use data from a database while maintaining live links
with it. The system offers such features as the ability to view photographs
and cross sections of each sea defense segment by clicking on it.
System features allow users to view attributes for each segment, query
the database and visually display outcomes. The system also allows
users to view metadata for each dataset. The system demonstrated an
expert system concept - the Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Global
Climate Change (CPACC) Coastal Resource Inventory System (CRIS).
Team members built Guyana's
first GIS-enabled website, delivering GIS maps, imagery and
data on the Guyana Coast to the public.
The system is flexible, scalable and can be adapted
to the entire Guyana coast and any other coastal sea defences.