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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 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Confronting Land Administration Challenges: The Key to Unlocking Economic Prosperity

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Confronting Land Administration Challenges: The Key to Unlocking Economic Prosperity
Modernizing land administration systems remains both an opportunity and a challenge in the Caribbean.  Improving land registration systems, creating accurate digital parcel maps, sharing data securely, and building better valuation systems are just a few of the common business drivers in the region.  Bring your questions and join our panel of experts to help the Caribbean modernize land administration systems.


  • Jacqueline daCosta, Private Consultant, National Best Community Foundation, Kingston, Jamaica
  • David McCollin, Manager Information Systems, Barbados Land Registry, St. Michael - Barbados
  • Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri, Vienna, Virginia – United States
  • Sheryl Anne-Haynes, President, Spatial Innovision Limited Trinidad



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Jacqueline daCosta

Management, Policy, Land and Planning Consultant
Over thirty five years administrative & management experience and expertise in Public Affairs, Land Policy, Tenure, Admin. Reform & Management. | Planning Policy, Process & Framework, Sustainable Dev. Planning, Dev. Control, Approvals & Monitoring Environmental. Planning, Protocols and Conventions., Conservation, Parks and Protected Areas, Watershed & Coastal Zone management | Disaster Management & Hazard... Read More →
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Sheryl-Anne Haynes

President, Spatial Innovision
Sheryl-Anne Haynes is a retired Public Servant.  She spent the majority of her career in the Town and Country Planning Division entering as a Town Planner 1 in 1984.  She became Assistant Director in 1998 and was seconded to the Tobago House of Assembly in March 2002 as Advisor on Land Use Matters.  In September 2004, on the retirement of the then Director, she was asked to return to the Town and Country Planning Division to assume... Read More →
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Brent Jones

Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records, Esri
Brent A. Jones, PE, PLS, is the Global Manager, Cadastre/Land Records at Esri where he oversees worldwide strategic industry planning, business development, and marketing activities.  He is actively involved in the modernization of land records in the United States and in international activities designing and building cadastral systems.  Based in Washington DC, he has extensive experience with cadastral and surveying systems worldwide... Read More →

David McCollin

Manager Information Systems, Barbados Land Registry

Wednesday September 7, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Needhams Ballroom 1&2

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