Presentations Invited for URISA's Fifth Caribbean GIS Conference in Trinidad

July 01, 2010 — (Des Plaines, IL) - Abstract submissions are now being accepted for URISA's Fifth Caribbean GIS Conference. The conference, themed "Geospatial Technologies: Connecting our Industries in Meeting the Region's Challenges," will take place December 6-10, 2010 in Trinidad. Abstract submissions are due on or before August 20, 2010.

The conference committee, chaired by Dr. Jacob Opadeyi, from the Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management at The University of The West Indies, is seeking presentations within these categories:

Earth Observation Systems & Applications

  • Location-based Services
  • Spatial Modeling and Reasoning
  • Environmental Management
  • Land and Water Use Planning
  • Planning and Natural Resources
  • Watershed management
  • Urban and Environmental Planning

Disaster and Emergency Management

  • Law Enforcement and Safety
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Oil Spill Management
  • Public Health
  • Management, Policy and Standards
  • Protection and Safety of Life

Managing GIS

  • Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Spatial Data Quality and Uncertainty
  • Standardization and Interoperability for GIS
  • Location Privacy, Data Sharing and Security
  • Caribbean & International Collaboration
  • Funding Mechanisms, Strategies, and Opportunities
  • GIS Performance Evaluation
  • Capacity building and Enhancement


  • Utilities: Telecommunication, Electricity, and Water Supply
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Participatory GIS
  • Census/Census Mapping
  • Mobile, Web, and Real-time Applications

Again, abstract submissions are due on or before August 20, 2010. For details and online submission, visit:

URISA is pleased that CARILEC, the Caribbean Electric Utility Service Corporation - an association of electric utilities, suppliers, manufacturers and other stakeholders operating in the electricity industry in the Caribbean, will be a partner in the 2010 conference. For more information about CARILEC, visit

Previous Conferences

  • URISA's Fourth Caribbean GIS Conference - August 25-29, 2008 - Grand Cayman
  • URISA's Third Caribbean GIS Conference - October 29 - November 1, 2006 - Bahamas
  • URISA's Second Caribbean GIS Conference - September 13-17, 2004 - Barbados
  • URISA's First Caribbean GIS Conference - September 9-12, 2001 - Jamaica


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