Caribbean GIS  
Science . Systems . Solutions
Health Forest Management
GIS & Society; SDI; GSDI Remote Sensing
Analysis & Models Coastal Zone

Team members built Guyana's first GIS-enabled website, delivering GIS maps, imagery and data on the Guyana Coast to the public.



GIS & Society

GIS 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 .

CaribbeanGIS.orgTeam 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, MapAction.

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