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Wednesday, October 29 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
National GI Policy Development & NSDI

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Several government ministries and agencies in the Caribbean have invested significant time and resources in the development of spatial data sets towards the creation of Enterprise GIS. At National Levels there are activities geared towards GI policy and NSDI development. This session will provide a sampling of GIS initiatives in policy and SDI initiatives in the Caribbean.

  • A Move Toward GI Policy Development in the Caribbean
    Valrie Grant, MSc, GISP, Managing Director, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • An NSDI for Trinidad and Tobago
    Bheshem Ramlal, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
  • What a Disaster – SDI strikes St. Lucia!!!
    Nigel R. Marshall, Ministry of Physical Development, Housing and Urban Renewal
    Castries, St. Lucia


Moderators
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Cecille Blake

United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management
In August 2012 Cecille joined the United Nations Statistics Division as a member of the Global Geospatial Information Management Secretariat.  Her responsibilities include co-ordinating the development of appropriate methods for obtaining relevant geospatial data and undertaking methodological research on the Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM) initiatives to assist countries and other constituents in strengthening their... Read More →

Speakers
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Valrie Grant, GISP

Managing Director, GeoTechVision
Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd. She earned a BSc. Degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a MSc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environment from the Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a certified GIS Professional (GISP). | Ms. Grant has over 15 years of experience as a Geospatial Analyst, Spatial Technologies and Policy Consultant with engagements... Read More →
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Nigel "Ricky" Marshall

GIS Consultant
Nigel Marshall, a.k.a. Ricky, is a GIS Consultant, presently engaged by the Ministry of Physical Development, St. Lucia to define the necessary protocols and procedures for the establishment of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
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Bheshem Ramlal

Senior Lecturer, The University of the West Indies
Dr. Bheshem Ramlal is a senior lecturer in Cartography and Geoinformatics and Head of the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Dr. Ramlal received his undergraduate education in Surveying at the University of the West Indies, MSc. Geoinformatics from the ITC in the Netherlands in 1991 and a Ph.D. Spatial Information Science and Engineering from the University of Maine in... Read More →


Wednesday October 29, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
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