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Start reviewing the comprehensive workshop and training opportunities, the keynote addresses, professional development and networking events, and the abundance of concurrent breakout sessions in several focused program tracks:
  • 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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Thursday, November 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Up in the Sky

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There has been an enormous increase in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (or drones) for the collection of imagery for a variety of purposes. Attend this session to learn about best practices across the region.

  • Utilization of Rotary UAS to Aid in Construction Project and Oversight
    Nigel De Peza, BSc Geomatics, Junior Engineer/Geomatics, Housing Development Corporation, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Analysing the Growth of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry in Trinidad
    Giatri Lalla, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
    Raid Al-Tahir, Dr., Senior Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Median Digital Terrain Models from Drone LiDAR
    Martin Isenburg, PhD Computer Science, ASPRS LAS WG, Chief Scientist, Rapidlasso GmbH, Sommerhausen, Germany

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Fidel Omar-Ali

GIS Manager, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago


Nigel De Peza

Junior Engineer - Geomatics, Housing Development Corporation
Mr Nigel De Peza is a post graduate student for the University of the West Indies with a BSc in Geomatic Engineering. He is currently completing his thesis for his MSc in Geoinfomatics focusing on the utilization of rotary UAVs for project development and oversight.He is currently... Read More →
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Giatri Kavita Lalla

Msc. Geoinformatics Student, The University of the West Indies
I am a Project Officer within the PEL Department of the Safety Regulation Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority. I am also a final student at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine studying for a M.Sc. in Geoinformatics. I have been within the Geomatics... Read More →
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Raid Al-Tahir, Dr.

Senior Lecturer, The University of the West Indies
Raid Al-Tahir is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago). He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, the University of New Brunswick (Canada... Read More →
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Martin Isenburg, PhD

Chief Scientist, rapidlasso GmbH
Dr. Isenburg received his MSc in 1999 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and his PhD in 2004 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA – both in Computer Science. Currently, he is an independent scientist, lecturer, and research consultant... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am AST