Friday, January 20, 2012

6th Caribbean GIS Conference

The 6th URISA Caribbean GIS Conference will take place on 12-16 Nov, 2012 at the Hilton Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The 2012 event is themed "Spatial Technologies - Critical Thinking for Critical Times". The deadline for responding to the Call for Presentations is 2 April, 2012.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fugro Career Opportunity Visit to Puerto Rico February 8, 2012

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan Campus
Presentations & Interviews February 8th
Contact: Professor Marisol Rodríguez

Come out and meet:
Kevin Spain – Human Resources - Fugro Companies
Vanessa I. Torres-Mendoza, - S.I.T Survey Analyst
John Chance Land Surveys, Inc. 
Pedro J. Báez-Rivera - Offshore Survey Technician
Fugro Chance, Inc. 

All interviews and presentations will be held in English. This opportunity is open to students, alumni and professionals. Please call 787-622-8000 x 377 for details and reservations.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tsunami Warning

The MetEd program of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) located in Boulder, Colorado has just released the 2nd edition of the online training module Community Tsunami Preparedness. This module is designed to help emergency managers prepare their communities for tsunamis. MetEd also provides training modules on Emergency Management, Tropical Meteorology, Numerical Modelling, etc.. All the MetEd courses are free. A great resource. Thanks Bruce.

Friday, January 13, 2012


The GEYSED (Geoinformatics and Digital Signals) Development Center, from the University of Information Sciences (UCI) in Cuba invites professors, students, specialists and researchers in the field of Geoinformatics to participate in the First Geoinformatics Workshop, inside the VI Scientific Conference UCIENCIA 2012, on Feb 20-22, 2012 in Havana, Cuba. Scope: To congregate institutions and professionals that research in the field related to the application of computers to earth sciences, to socialize, learn, establish cooperation and for multilateral exchange. Topics: Algorithms and techniques for processing geographical information, Applied geoinformatics, Cartography and Spatial Databases, Geoinformatics and Education, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Geographical Information Systems. Thanks Kate.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

One for the Little Guy

Came across this inspiring account of a dedicated individual winning the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Best of Show Award for 2010. The CaGIS competition is open only to North American mapmakers but it is still very motivating for all mappers to see that a single professional can produce quality work that ranks alongside that of the well-endowed NGS or US Government agencies. Thanks Bruce.