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.