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  • Environmental Applications using Geospatial Technologies
  • Managing How Humans Impact the Community
  • Technological Advances in GIS
  • Governance, Education and the Future of GIS
  • Business Intelligence

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Wednesday, November 20 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Geospatial Transformation and Education

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This session examines the geospatial component in the digital transformation of society. An examination of the benefits and limitations of adopting software solutions from developed countries for use in the Caribbean is analysed using a case study from Trinidad and Tobago. The value of utilizing open access data sets in advancing geospatial science education is explored in the third paper in this session.

  • Geospatial in the Digital Transformation
    Valrie Grant, GISP, Managing Director, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
    Sheree Cameron, Geospatial Manager, GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd., Kingston, Jamaica
    Josiah Burkett, GIS Analyst, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • More Harm than Good. A Critical Analysis of CompStat in a Developing Country
    Aleem Mahabir, Geography Graduate Student, University of the West Indies, Mona, Department of Geography and Geology, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Advancing Undergraduate Geospatial Science Education Using No Cost Landsat as a Base to Build Story Map Applications while Enhancing the “Remote Sensing Art Gallery Exhibit”
    Brent, Yantis, MLA, GIS and RS University Instructor, Director, NASA/University of Louisiana at Lafayette Regional Application Center Lafayette, Louisiana - United States

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Simone M. Lloyd, GISP

Senior GIS Manager & Trainer, National Spatial Data Management Division , Ministry of Economic Growth & Job Creation

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Sheree Cameron

Geospatial Manager, GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd.
Sheree Cameron graduated from the University of Technology, Jamaica with a BSc. in Surveying and Geographic Information Sciences and from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario, Canada with a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Planning. She has been a Geoinformatics Specialist... Read More →
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Josiah Burkett

GIS Analyst, GeoTechVision
I am a passionate advocate for sustainable development and the use of technology to create innovative solutions especially in the Caribbean region. I completed a Bachelors of Science in Geology at the University of the West Indies, Mona as well as GIS specialization through University... Read More →
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Valrie Grant, GISP

Managing Director, GeoTechVision
Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd. She earned a BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a certified... Read More →
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Aleem Mahabir

Graduate Student, University of the West Indies, Mona
Aleem Mahabir is currently pursuing an MPhil in Geography at the University of the West Indies, Mona. In April 2019, he was selected for the Urban Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers graduate research fellowship award for the preliminary results of... Read More →
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Brent Yantis, MLA

Director, NASA/Univeristy of Louisiana
I am the Director of the NASA/UL Lafayette Regional Application Center located on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture: Landscape Ecology/GIS and Remote Sensing from Louisiana... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm AST
Regency I, II, III