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Wednesday, October 29 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Geosciences & Regional Economic Development

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This session will look at current technological and societal changes and how its integration with spatial sciences can impact economic development in the Caribbean.

  • Using GIS to Understand Population Movements throughout the CARICOM Region
    Valrie Grant, MSc, GISP, and Zoe Walker, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • The Future of National Mapping Organizations:  Are Their Responsibilities Being Usurped by the Crowd
    Cecille Blake, United Nations, Statistical Division, GGIM Secretariat, New York, NY, United States 
  • Evaluation of Economic Impact of Geo Services in the Caribbean
    Valrie Grant, MSc, GISP, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica 


Louis Brown

Government of St Maarten Ministry of Vromi

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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 →
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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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Zoe Walker

Senior GIS Technician, GeoTechVision Guyana Inc.

Wednesday October 29, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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