Thursday, July 12, 2007

4th Caribbean GIS Conference Announced

URISA is pleased to announce its 4th Caribbean GIS Conference, which will take place 25-29 Aug, 2008 at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman. The conference will be organized through a Call for Presentations to be released within the next month.

The previous three Caribbean GIS Conferences took place in the Bahamas (2006), Barbados (2004) and Jamaica (2001). The chair of the 2008 conference committee is Alan Jones, Director of Lands & Survey for the Cayman Islands. The committee is comprised of well-respected GIS professionals from across the Caribbean region, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

As in the previous gatherings, the conference objectives are:
  • To inform broad cross-section of Caribbean users about GIS technology and applications
  • To share experiences regarding GIS implementation and management issues
  • To establish new relationships with the vendor/consultant community
  • To provide workshops and sessions that are application driven, and are relevant to the Caribbean community of GIS users
  • To foster a Caribbean GIS network

No comments: