The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) has presented several successful conferences focused on the effective application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies within the Caribbean. Previous conferences have taken place in Jamaica (2001), Barbados (2004), the Bahamas (2006), the Cayman Islands (2008) and Trinidad and Tobago (2010).
To inform broad cross-section of Caribbean users about GIS technology and applications
To share experiences regarding GIS implementation and management issues
To establish new relationships with the vendor/consultant community
To provide workshops and sessions that are application driven, and are relevant to the Caribbean community of GIS users
To foster a Caribbean GIS network
To assess the state of readiness of national and regional Spatial Data Infrastructures
The Conference Program is developed through a Call for Presentations. Abstract submissions are reviewed and discussed by a group of volunteer committee members representing the Caribbean region and others with a keen interest in advancing technology solutions in the area. The conference includes a comprehensive Exposition and networking activities.
URISA's Fifth Caribbean GIS Conference Geospatial Technologies: Connecting our Industries in Meeting the Region's Challenges December 6-10, 2010 Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre - Trinidad Conference Chair: Dr. Jacob Opadeyi