Wednesday, April 16, 2008

GIS Snapshot

Here's an effort to develop a simple sense of the "state of play" of GIS in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean - the GIS Snapshot 2008. It's a brief survey anyone can take online.

It's simple and short - 16 questions including your name (optional) - and respondents don't have to be "experts" to answer it. So don't worry about being super accurate; tell me about GIS in your country as best you can. The responses for each country will be combined for the best overall picture.

The survey will be available from today to the end of July 2008. A summary of the results will be emailed back to all respondents and made available in August at the URISA 4th Caribbean GIS Conference in the Cayman Islands.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the survey gives a view of only the centralised "GIS units" and will miss a lot of the work going on closer to the ground. There will be a number of NGOs and other organisations involved in e.g. resource management who are addressing their needs for mapping capacity using GIS tools but with no intention or need to develop a "GIS unit", such as national Trusts, MPA management agencies, community development foundations etc.

Vijay said...

Thank you for the good suggestion. Cannot change the wording at this point. However, will encourage large and small (1-person, part-time) "units" to send in responses.