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Hundreds of secondary students were exposed to geographic information systems (GIS) and technologies, during the 20th GIS Day National Exposition at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus, on Wednesday (November 16).
The event was hosted by the National Spatial Data Management Branch (NSDMB) in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, and was held physically for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The day saw students interacting with industry and educational institution stakeholders, and participating in several competitions guided by geographical concepts, principles and applicability.
Against that backdrop, Head of the UWI’s Geography and Geology Department, Dr. Sherene James-Williamson, said the institution is looking to expand its GIS programme offerings at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
“We will continue to train students and professionals in the use of GIS. We will continue to use it in our research and development, and we will continue to plug, where we can, into the overall development of Jamaica,” she declared.
Photo caption: Hundreds of secondary students from across the island turned out to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) during the 20th GIS Day National Exposition on Wednesday (November 16). The event was hosted by the National Spatial Data Management Branch (NSDMB) in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona Campus.
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Published on 22 Nov, 2022