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Welcome to URISA’s 2016 Caribbean GIS Conference! The conference showcases technology solutions, research, and effective practices for GIS applications in the Caribbean. Network with students, young professionals, managers and those who are leading the adoption of  GIS in the Caribbean. Follow the #CaribbeanGIS hashtag for updates and announcements. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here.
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Tuesday, September 6 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Participatory GIS for Better Decision-Making and Communication

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As GIS becomes more widely available, many organizations are taking GIS out of the back room and are using it in public settings. This session will discuss important projects that utilized citizen participation and engagement.

Moderator: Quinell Francis B.TECH., M.R.I.C.S., Compu-CAD Training & Services Limited, Bermuda

  • Assessing the Quality and Representativeness of Citizen-generated Spatial Data
    Rob Feick, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, School of Planning, Waterloo, ON Canada
  • Adaptation of PPGIS in Governance for better Decision Making
    Cecille Blake, Statistics Division, GGIM Secretariat, United Nations, New York United States
  • Using Mapping Drones for Promoting Public Participation and Community Networking
    Dr. Edwin Joseph, Professor of Sustainability, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, Indiana – United States

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Quinell Francis

Director / Land Surveyor, Compu-CAD Training & Services

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Cecille Blake

Statistics Division, GGIM Secretariat, United Nations
In August 2012 Cecille joined the United Nations Statistics Division as a member of the Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Secretariat.  Her responsibilities include providing secretariat services for the Committee of Experts on GGIM, and the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN).  She also has oversight responsibilities on UN-GGIM for countries of the Americas including the regional body UN-GGIM... Read More →
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Rob Feick

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
Rob Feick's research focuses broadly on using spatial information technology to assist decision making and public participation in land management and planning. His current research centres on Web 2.0 GIS tools that facilitate citizen involvement in planning, volunteered geographic information (VGI), spatial data quality, and spatial multi-criteria analysis.
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Edwin Joseph

Professor of Sustainability, Indiana University South Bend

Tuesday September 6, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
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