5th Annual Belize GIS Conference held

Thursday, May 14th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Belize has been making great strides in the use of geographic information systems (GIS), which was vlcsnap-2015-05-14-13h16m19s33only introduced a few years ago.

Promoters of GIS in Belize have been preaching the gospel of making better decisions using the data available and created in GIS systems.

On Wednesday’s 5th annual Belize GIS Conference at the Belize Biltmore Plaza was about securing the progress of GIS usage in Belize and looking to the future. Managing Director of Total Business Solutions Limited Loretta Palacio explained that the vanguard of the movement has been young people, exposed to “My Virtual City” and other GIS platforms for development.

The two-day vlcsnap-2015-05-14-13h16m36s198conference will also see the launch of an “education portal” gathering geographic and other data about Belize for students and educators. Guest speaker at the launch of the conference is Jamaican Cecile Blake, who works in the United Nations’ Department of Statistics GIS Unit.

The GIS Conference is open for free registration and the various projects will be made available to the general public.


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