Learning to read, my youngest daughter looked at her dad proudly as she shouted out the letters on his T-Shirt…“G I S!”. Then she looked at me inquisitively and said “Mommy, G I S?” I responded in the affirmative, “Yes sweetie, G I S!” So, what is GIS? This picture which I captured on my… Continue reading What is GIS?
Since my introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) some 15 years ago, GIS day is one of those days that I look forward to annually. GIS day is usually on the Wednesday of Geography Awareness Week in November. It is the one day set aside to show how geographic intelligence touches everyone and provides excellent… Continue reading Celebrate GIS Day Annually and Don’t Forget the Cake!
I am no stranger to the impact of disasters having survived Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and witnessed the Soufriere Hills Volcano disrupt everything I knew about life in Montserrat since 1995. As I listened to the reports on the experience of our neighbouring islanders who were affected by the super hurricanes of 2017, Irma and… Continue reading Five (5) things GIS has taught me about Disaster Management