GIS Day 2014: Discovering the world through GIS

Event Date(s): 19/11/2014

Location: The University Inn and Conference Centre

The Ministry of Lands and Marine Resources (MLMR) in collaboration with the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management at The UWI St. Augustine joins in the worldwide celebration of GIS Day, the annual salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives.

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Ralph Nader who inspired the creation of GIS Day believed that this would be good initiative for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS.

This is the first time Trinidad and Tobago will be joining the global community in recognition of GIS Day: Discovering the world through GIS. It is expected that this GIS Day event will increase understanding and sensitisation of existing and potential users on geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Companies and agencies will display their real-world applications of the GIS and be available to discuss this use with the visitors at the launch. There will be also an opportunity to see what new fields users of GIS technology are venturing into and how this will affect all our lives.  

The schedule of events for the day is as follows:

Launch- 9am – 11 a.m. [By invitation only]

Open Day- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.