Welcome to the event site for URISA’s 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference in Trinidad! 
Use this site to design your agenda, review presentations in-depth, and network with your peers.
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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For registration and hotel information, click  HERE.   
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Brent Yantis, MLA

NASA/Univeristy of Louisiana
Lafayette, 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 State University. I am a member and current Board Chair of the National AmericaView Program; Director of LouisianaView; State GeoSpatial Contractor to the Louisiana Army National Guard; and past President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Mid-South ASPRS and a member of LaURISA. My center sponsors many professional and outreach training programs such as the Annual Data Mining for Natural Disaster and Emergency Response Workshop held each year prior to Hurricane Season for the past 19 years for geospatial first responders. I have been affiliated with the International Charter for Disaster Response as a Project Manager since 2006 and involved in Emergency Response since 2001, working with Gulf Coast Hurricanes Lili, Isidore, Rita, Katrina, Ike, Gustav, Andrew, Isaac,
Wilma, Dolly (to name a few) and Oil Spill responses such as the DeepWater Horizon, along with flood mapping in Nepal. I was the geospatial data coordinator, Project Manager/VAP, for the International Charter activations for 2016 in both Louisiana and Texas during the March, May and August Floods; Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and both Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018 and just ended the Charter activation for Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas. Brent teaches GIS and Remote Sensing classes as part of a certification program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has developed an “Earth As Art” traveling Gallery exhibition for remote sensing satellite imagery working with the USGS program.