URISA Publishes GIS Management Institute Discussion Paper

Papers are intended to stimulate discussion about GIS management issues.

GIS-Pro 2014 Conference Details Released

Join us in New Orleans, September 8-11, 2014 for important education, networking events and a community data collection project.

URISA Accepting Nominations for GIS Hall of Fame

Honors persons and organizations that have made significant and original contributions to the development and application of GIS concepts, tools, or resources, or to the GIS profession. Nominations due by May 1.


2014 California GIS Conference

April 14 - 16, 2014
Join the four URISA California Chapters and the California Geographic Information Association for training, breakout

URISA Leadership Academy

May 5 - 9, 2014
The first offering of the URISA Leadership Academy in Canada. Take advantage of GIS leadership training!

GIS-Pro 2014: URISA's 52nd Annual Conference

September 8 - 11, 2014
Best GIS professional development event around! Join us in New Orleans!

Caribbean Chapter


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Regional Workshop on Open Source Technologies and Web Mapping
St Maarten - February 12-14, 2014

Stay tuned for an executive summary of the workshop highlights!

Summary feature from the Caribbean Development Bank


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About the Caribbean URISA Chapter

The URISA International Board of Directors approved organizing status for the Caribbean URISA Chapter on August 19, 2007.

The Caribbean URISA Chapter is a non-profit organization that provides members with a forum to share real experiences in implementing Geoinformatics/GIS technology in organizations, to present one's work, get constructive criticism, discuss concepts and ideas of how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can make meaningful contribution to society in general and the Caribbean region in particular.


To promote partnerships and teamwork with users of GIS concepts and technology. This will be geared towards the sustainable development of the Caribbean region. Caribbean URISA would strive to be an organization relevant to the needs of GIS professionals in the region with a dynamic committed membership. This organization would also strive to be the leading medium of The Caribbean Geospatial Community providing Geospatial professionals with opportunities for educational development, networking, leadership, coordination and representation.


The main objectives are to:

  • be a GIS knowledge network across the Caribbean.
  • provide a wealth of professional services for its members
  • assist in the development of innovative professionals prepared for the future of GIS.
  • promote the use of GIS and facilitate the expansion of GIS use within the region
  • influence government policy on the effective and efficient use of GIS in the region

Contact Information

The Interim Chapter Officers are as follows:

  • Valrie Grant -  President
  • Nadine Brown - Secretary
  • Fidel Omar-Ali - Public Relations Officer

Chapter Membership

Individual ($30.00 annual fee, Student $10)

Individual members shall be those who reside or work in the Caribbean Region. Student members are those individuals in the Caribbean at the time of application that are full-time students carrying at least one full-time academic course load in a related discipline at an accredited institution of higher education.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Free admission to Chapter educational meetings
  • Caribbean URISA Newsletter (quarterly)
  • Email announcements and reminders for Caribbean GIS activity
  • Discounts on Chapter events

Corporate ($250.00 annual fee, $20 for each additional member)

Up to 10 individual members from the organization receive all individual benefits above, plus the following corporate benefits:

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  • A link to the organization's website from the Caribbean URISA Website
  • Listed as a sponsor on Caribbean URISA Newsletter
  • Opportunity to conduct Technical Workshops and Tours
  • The opportunity to advertise to chapter members once a year

Institutional/Non-Profit ($200 annual fee, $20 for each additional members)

Institutional /Non-Profit members shall be public and non-profit organizations and may designate up to ten (10) employees as Chapter members.

  • Free admission to educational meetings
  • Caribbean URISA Newsletter (quarterly)
  • Email announcements and reminders for Caribbean GIS activity
  • Discounts on Chapter events

Join URISA's Caribbean Chapter -  download the PDF

Return completed form with payment (in US dollars) to: URISA, PO Box 1247, Bedford Park, IL 60499-1247 USA . Make checks payable to URISA, but please note that payment is for Caribbean URISA Membership.

URISA International is simply helping the chapter in its organizing status and will remit all funds to the chapter upon establishment of necessary accounts. To become a member of URISA International, click here. 

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URISA Caribbean Chapter 

URISA International hosts a Caribbean GIS Conference every two years, in partnership with its Caribbean Chapter. Watch for news about the 2014 conference, likely October/November 2014 in Curacao!

Blue Marble
Connected Nation
eGIS Associates, Inc.
Geo Planning Services
GeoTech Vision
North River
Open Spatial
Planning Communities
Spatial Focus
TGA inc.
Thomson Reuters
Valtus Imagery Services