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URISA CARIBBEAN REGIONAL WORKSHOP PROGRAMME


CONTENT Welcome ………………………………………………………………………………………..2 Greetings from URISA Caribbean Chapter President ........................ 2 Planning Committee Members..………………………………………………………3 Sponsoring Organizations ...................................................................4 Workshop Background……………………………………………………………………..5 Workshop Objectives……………………………………………………………………….5 Workshop Events Overview……………………………………………………………..6 Workshop Speakers & Instructors......................................................7 Workshop Agenda………………………………………………….......................... 10

WELCOME The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Caribbean Chapter is pleased to announce its first Regional Workshop on Open Source Technologies and Web Mapping between February 12 and 14, 2013. If you want to learn more about modern cartography, the art of transforming your GIS implementation dollars into awesome returns or discuss and address key issues affecting GIS development in the region then you cannot afford to miss this workshop.

GREETINGS FROM URISA CARIBBEAN CHAPTER PRESIDENT

Valrie Grant President, Caribbean URISA Chapter


PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS The URISA Caribbean Chapter regional workshop planning committee is comprised of a well-known group of GIS professionals with a wealth of experience and skills, representing government, academia and the private sector from across the Caribbean region. The following GIS professionals comprise the workshop planning committee:

Valrie Grant, Guyana Nadine Brown, Jamaica Simone Lloyd, Jamaica Fidel Omar-Ali, Trinidad Cecille Blake, USA Lydia Evans, Jamaica Tatiana Arrindell, St Maarten Louis Brown, St. Maarten Donald Webster, St. Maarten Zoe Walker, Guyana


SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS


WORKSHOP BACKGROUND The Caribbean Regional GIS Workshop is an Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Caribbean Chapter event, endorsed by URISA and International Cartographic Association (ICA) to be held on the 12th through 14th of February 2014 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Venue in Sint Maarten. The Caribbean URISA Chapter is a non-profit organization that provides members with a forum to share real experiences in implementing Geoinformatics/GIS technology in organizations, to present one's work, get constructive criticism, and discuss concepts and ideas of how Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can make meaningful contribution to society in general and the Caribbean region in particular.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES The URISA Caribbean Regional Workshop event aims to: 1. Provide Informative application-driven workshops and sessions geared towards increasing the knowledge of GIS professionals and related disciplines in the area of effective internet mapping technologies and facilitating return on investment.

2. Function as the medium that continues to encourages the regional GIS network of professionals

3. Serve as a forum to discuss progress made towards our Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure (RSDI).


WORKSHOP EVENTS OVERVIEW The regional workshop will provide a stimulating professional geospatial environment with a rich technical package. There will be 4 highlights of the event, namely: EVENT

DESCRIPTION •

Official formal start of workshop, with contributions from ministerial representatives of the St. Maarten government who portfolios are linked to the nature of this event.

Second Staging of High Level forum. On November 14,

Workshop Opening Ceremony High Level SDI Forum and Vendors Meeting

2012 the URISA Caribbean Chapter in conjunction with the Land Information Council of Jamaica, hosted a High Level Regional Meeting on Geospatial Information Management at the 6th URISA Caribbean GIS Conference. To once again invite the regional GIS Community to discuss the progress and resolutions made towards the establishment of the Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure (RSDI), this workshop will provide the forum for the Second Staging of this meeting. We look forward to having the input of key decision makers and professionals of the geospatial community.

URISA Workshop - GIS Return on Investment

Session will provide attendees with a session dedicated to assisting IT Directors and Managers, GIS Managers, decision makers and operational personnel to determine the return on investment for GIS which aids in securing support and funding for a project/program. It will allow attendees to develop the metrics for comparing the costs associated with the implementation, operation and maintenance verses identifying and quantifying the benefits and to practice hands on exercises of these metric methods


International Cartographic Association (ICA) Workshop

A 1 ½ day hands-on educational session on Modern Cartography through the application of “web mapping”, “open source” and “service-oriented mapping” technologies. We looking forward to attendees being enthusiastic and prepared for a session of well demonstrated content and hands-on exercises.

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS & INSTRUCTORS Rolando Ocampo Alcántar Presenter- Second High Level Regional Geospatial Information Management Forum

Rolando Ocampo Alcántar obtained the BSc in Actuarial Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Master’s Degrees in General Statistics and in Labour and Education Economics at The Complutense University of Madrid and the Carlos III University, respectively. In the private sector, he was General Director of the opinion surveys firm GAUSSC and Director of the consulting firm CILA. He has collaborated in several government institutions in Mexico including the Office of the Republic’s President, the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs, the National Agrarian Registry and various areas of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography where he currently serves as Vice President of the Government Board. Rolando Ocampo serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Geographic and the Environmental Information Subsystem (SNIGMA), which has the responsibility to coordinate the State Units to produce, integrate and disseminate National Interest Information on the matters within its competence. From August 2013 he is the President of the United Nations Regional Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas (UN-GGIM: Americas).


George Gartner Instructor – ICA Workshop on Modern Cartography

Georg Gartner is a Full Professor for Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology. He holds graduate qualifications in Geography and Cartography from the University of Vienna and received his Ph.D. and his Habilitation from the Vienna University of Technology. He was awarded a Fulbright grant to the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1997 and a research visiting fellowship to the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2000, to South China Normal University in 2006 and to the University of Nottingham in 2009. He is Dean for Academic Affairs for Geodesy and Geo-information at Vienna University of Technology. He is responsible organizer of the International Symposia on Location Based Services & TeleCartography and Editor of the Book Series “Lecture Notes on Geo-information and Cartography” by Springer and Editor of the Journal on LBS by Taylor & Francis. He serves as President of the International Cartographic Association. Markus Jobst Instructor – ICA Workshop on Modern Cartography

Greg Babinski Instructor - URISA Workshop GIS Return on Investment Greg Babinski is currently the Finance & Marketing Manager at the King County GIS Center in Seattle. He holds both a bachelor's and masters degree in Geography from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and has worked as the finance and marketing manager for the King County GIS Center in Washington State for the past 15 years. The King County GIS Center is set up as an internal service fund within the county. He is responsible for spearheading the study to conductan analysis of the long-term


cost benefit of an enterprise GIS in King County from 1992 until 2010. It revealed that during that 18year period, King County accrued net benefits of between $776 million and $1.7 billion, with costs totaling $200 million. Greg is also a long-time associate of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), where he has served in various national leadership positions, including secretary; treasurer; and, most recently, president. Babinski recently announced the GIS Management Institute (GMI), a new initiative by URISA which will develop resources and services that focus on promoting the advancement of professional best practices and standards for the management of GIS operations.

Valrie Grant Co-presenter URISA Workshop GIS Return on Investment Valrie Grant is the founder and Managing Director of GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of West Indies and a Master of Science Degree in GIS and Environment from The Manchester Metropolitan University. She have also had significant supplementary training in GIS, disaster management and environment which have all contributed to her expertise in Geospatial Technology solutions implementation. Valrie has over 13 years’ experience as a geospatial analyst, government employee and Spatial Technologies consultant for a wide range of public and private organizations in the Caribbean. Valrie has worked in several territories across the region including Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, St. Maarten, St. Lucia St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname and USVI. She is the president of the Caribbean URISA Chapter and was recently awarded the prestigious National Commercial Bank’s “Women in Business” Award for 2013. She serves on the GIS Management Institute (GMI) Committee and also volunteers on several other Committees and maintains several certifications, affiliations and memberships including URISA, GSDI, Land Information Council of Jamaica (LICJ), Jamaica Geologic Society and Jamaica GIS Society (JAMGISS).


WORKSHOP AGENDA URISA CARIBBEAN REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES & WEBMAPPING

Wednesday February 12, 2014 OPENING CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION Time

Event

7:00 – 7:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:30 – 9:30 pm

Opening Ceremony

Venue

Presenter / Instructors

Master of Ceremony: Valrie Grant, URISA Caribbean Chapter President & Managing Director, GeoTechVision Enterprise Ltd, Jamaica & Guyana

Thursday February 13, 2014 HIGH LEVEL MEETING & URISA WORKSHOP Event 9:00am - 12:00 pm

Second High Level Regional Geospatial Information Management Forum

Venue

MC / Presenter / Instructor Presenter: Rolando Ocampo Alcántar, President, United Nations Regional Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas (UN-GGIM: Americas)


12:00 – 1:00 pm 1:00 – 5:00 pm

LUNCH URISA Workshop: “GIS Return on Investment”

Instructors: Greg Babinski, Finance & Marketing Manager,King County GIS Center, Seattle

Valrie Grant, URISA Caribbean Chapter President & Managing Director, GeoTechVision Enterprise Ltd, Jamaica & Guyana

Friday February 14, 2014 ICA WORKSHOP Event 9:00am - 12:00 pm

ICA Workshop (Session 1): Cartography”

Venue “Modern

MC / Presenter / Instructor Presenters: Professor George Gartner, Full Professor, Vienna University of Technology

Markus Jobst, Commission Chair, ICA Commission on Map Production

12:00 – 1:00 pm 1:00 – 5:00 pm

LUNCH ICA Workshop (Session 2): “Modern Cartography”

Presenters: Professor George Gartner, Full Professor, Vienna University of Technology

Markus Jobst, Commission Chair, ICA Commission on Map Production

5:00 – 5:30 pm 6:00 pm

Closing Ceremony & Debriefing Session Social Event

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