Team members built Guyana's first
GIS-enabled website, delivering GIS maps, imagery and data on the Guyana
Coast to the public.
GIS & Society
is a relatively new technology and science, powerful and therefore
able to impact society. It can also be quite expensive to implement.
In many countries there is a need to develop standards and strategies
to encourage its positive development and to produce returns on investment.
Team members are aware of the wider issues of the sector with regards
to the creation of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and a GSDI.
We led the production of Guyana's National Policy on Geographic Information
Systems (2001), commissioned by the Lands & Surveys Commission
and The Cabinet. More information may be found in the Global
Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) LAC Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 6
members also help organise and actively participate in the URISA
Caribbean GIS Conferences, and created and contribute to the Caribbean
GIS blog. These provide real and virtual platforms for wide discussion
of GIS in the Region by professionals and other interested persons.
Team members are part of the international disaster-response NGO,