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URISA Caribbean Regional Workshop on Open Source Technologies and Web Mapping

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Wednesday, February 12th 2014
| Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, 1 Rhine Rd., Maho Bay, St. Maarten


URISA Caribbean Regional Workshop on Open Source Technologies and Web Mapping

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.

The event will also feature the second staging of a High Level Meeting on Regional SDI Integration.

Official Workshop Site: http://www.urisa.org/chapters/caribbean-chapter/ Mobile Workshop App: https://bloodhound.com/events/88410 Countdown to St Maarten: http://countingdownto.com/countdown/447781#! Register Online Here: https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=URISA&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=edd9aaf4-10bf-448a-996d-3ae897278257

Download Registration Form here: http://www.urisa.org/clientuploads/directory/Documents/Conferences/CaribbeanConference/Feb2014Event/2014CARIBWorkshopRegistration%20Form.pdf

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.

Speakers who will be delivering training as well as keynote speeches at the workshop include:- George Gartner – Presenter – ICA Workshop Modern Cartography Markus Jobst – Instructor – ICA Workshop on Modern Cartography Greg Babinski – Presenter - URISA Workshop GIS Return on Investment Valrie Grant – Co-presenter - URISA Workshop GIS Return on Investment Rolando Ocampo Alcántar - Presenter, Second High Level Regional Geospatial Information Management Forum Scan this QR Code with the camera on your smartphone to register for Workshop Registration rates of US$150 for adults and US$90 for students:- http://api.qrserver.com/v1/create-qr-code/?data=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.urisa.org%2Fchapters%2Fcaribbean-chapter%2F&size=250x250

Don't have a smartphone? You can also register and get the offer on our official conference website:-http://www.urisa.org/chapters/caribbean-chapter/ WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:-

-Explore and Learn about the latest in Open Source/Web Mapping technologies and projects from the ICA. -With the advent of the latest trends and developments in web mapping, GIS users look toward leveraging free and open source technology (FOSS) as GIS budgets continues to shrink within organizations, justifying the ROI is becoming more prominent than ever. Learn how to determine the Return on Investment (ROI) for your GIS project/program. This can assist in securing support and funding for your project/program. -Hear from experienced Speakers from ICA, URISA, UN-GGIM: Americas, etc. -Build your GIS Network- collaborate with fellow Caribbean GIS users- meet people with similar interest and share ideas for using this technology. -Collaborating on Open Source/ Web Mapping Ideas- provide feedback and take an active part in the development process. -Participate in discussions on advancing GIS in the region as well as explore how to fully leverage GIS to meet your current and potential needs, from industry best practices to available regional support. Get the details as well as the bigger picture! -Earn GISCI education credits (attendance at this event qualifies for GISCI education Credits -16 contact hours). -Bring your Questions - Pose your questions to technical experts, have one-on-one discussions, brainstorm, solve problems, and address issues that will foster GIS development in the region. -Leave Equipped with Answers! -Take a moment to relax and enjoy what beautiful St. Maarten has to offer! -The Overall Environment to be created in SXM at the Regional GIS Workshop is not something to be missed! For More Information regarding the workshop please contact URISA Caribbean at the following:- Contact: Valrie Grant Phone: 876-970-5686 Email: urisacaribbean@gmail.com

Visit Us On: http://www.urisa.org/chapters/caribbean-chapter/ www.urisacaribbean.org Find Us On: www.facebook.com/URISACaribbeanChapter Connect to US On: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/URISA-Caribbean-Chapter-5164777/about Follow Us On: First go to: http://twitter.com/UrisaCaribbean Connect using: @UrisaCaribbean http://www.urisa.org/clientup

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