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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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Thursday, September 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Closing Session – Actions to Take and URISA Caribbean Ignite!

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Caribbean IGNITE Participants
  • After You Find Your House, STOP Using GoogleEarth
    Craig Batstone, Managing Director, GeoOrbis, Inc., Prior Park House, St. James, Barbados
  • Using the Model of a Tradecraft Guild to Educate Students in GIS
    Erica McMaster, GISP, Senior GIS Project Manager, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, United States
  • The Use of Location Technology
    Juan Carlos Tarazona Solutions Engineer for the Americas, Esri, Coral Gables, FL, United States 
  • Analysis of Wetland Grasses Using GIS and Remote Sensing on an Artificial Island
    Katie Walker, Journeyman Leader, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, United States 
Moderator & Presenter: Craig Batstone

Speakers
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Craig Batstone

Managing Director, GeoOrbis, Inc
Craig Batstone is the owner of GeoOrbis.  He has over 20 years of GIS experience in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.  He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies, with Honours Urban and Regional Planning, from the University of Waterloo.
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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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Juan Carlos Tarazona

Solutions Engineer for the Americas, Esri
Juan Carlos Tarazona is a Solutions Engineer for Latin America & Caribbean for Esri Inc, the developer of the ArcGIS Platform for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). www.arcgis.com His mission is to support sales from a Technical Perspective in his region of operations. Also, another of his objectives is to help transforming organizations in the region through the understanding of Geographic Information by accelerating their adoption of... Read More →
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Katie Walker

Journeyman Leader, Washington College
Katie is a GIS Journeymen Leader and a Senior at Washington College in Chestertown, MD pursuing a BA in Environmental Studies. She has a concentration in Chesapeake Regional Studies and is working towards Anthropology and Earth/Planetary Science minors. She is highly interested in open source information access and accessibility as components of education. She currently works as a project manager and event coordinator at Washington College's... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Needhams Ballroom 1&2

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