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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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Wednesday, September 7 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
GIS for Public Health and Safety

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GIS has emerged as an effective tool in public safety, emergency response and disaster management for better decision making. This session seeks to merge past knowledge and incorporate innovative ways to map these disciplines. The practical role that GIS plays is here presented. 

Moderator: Ramona Sirju

  • Innovative Ways to Display Public Safety Information Beyond the Traditional Map
    Erica McMaster, GISP, Senior GIS Project Manager, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, United States
  • Co-Creation of Value by Partnering Among University, Government, and Industry: A Proposition for Disaster Management Using Caribbean GIS
    Chetan Sankar, College of Business  Advisory Council Professor of IS Auburn University, AL  - United States
  • Comparison of Different Spatial Interpolation Techniques to Illustrate Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Distribution along Selected Roadways in Trinidad
    Faisal Mohammed, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

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Erica McMaster, GISP

Senior GIS Project Manager, Washington College
Erica McMaster is a Senior GIS Project Manager at Washington College. She has over ten years of experience in GIS and ESRI software products, and is a certified GIS Professional through the GIS Certification Institute. Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Geography from Salisbury University and her Master of Science in Geography from University of Delaware. Erica has worked on projects related to image processing and manipulation... Read More →
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Faisal Mohammed

Ph.D Student/Research Technician, The University of the West Indies
Research Technician for Mass Spectrometry Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. | Graduate Student in the Department of Chemistry, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine pursuing Ph.D in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry. | Modelling the Characteristics of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) along Motorways in a Tropical Climate 
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Chetan Sankar

HCOB Advisory Council Professor of IS, Auburn University
I am the director of the Geospatial Research and Applications Center (GRAC) at Auburn University, AL. The center has worked on multiple projects with companies, governments, and utilities in digitizing infrastructure data so that it can be used in disaster management. A paper written about the project won the 2013 best paper award from the Society for Information Management, USA. and won the most innovative practice from the Campus... Read More →

Wednesday September 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm

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