I remember the first day I ever held a drone! I remember it vividly because it was the first day I went back out to work, after giving birth to my second child, some 7 years ago. This day was filled with so much promise and excitement. I still feel like a kid in a… Continue reading Getting Comfy in the Drone Zone
My journey with Ecosystem Accounting began in 2018, when a National Ecosystem Assessment was done for Montserrat. It highlighted the need for accurate spatial data in order to understand the total economic value of the Montserrat environment. The work that was done by Environment Systems focused on Earth Observation (EO) based Mapping and Interpretation, which… Continue reading Attending the 1st Ecosystem Accounting Conference in the Caribbean
In collaboration with the Montserrat National Trust and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), LRR Geospatial Consultancy provided a 2-day basic introductory course on QGIS, GPS and Drone Mapping to 19 participants from diverse backgrounds to include persons working in the field of agriculture, biodiversity conservation, environmental protection and land surveying. On Day 1, the… Continue reading Training Workshop: A Basic Introduction to QGIS, GPS and Drone Mapping
My colleague turned his phone to me and said, "Have you seen this?" Thinking that it was just another funny video created by one of the many internet users who are currently in lock-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I braced myself. This time however, it was no joke! On August 4th, 2020, a warehouse… Continue reading Assessing and Responding to the Beirut Blast through the Use of Imagery and Mapping Techniques
On Tuesday March 17, 2020 with a cancelled celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Montserrat received the dreaded news of its first confirmed case of novel coronavirus COVID-19. For many of us that is when the gravity of this situation hit home, literally! The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), in their press release (http://www.gov.ms/first-case-of-new-coronavirus-covid-19-confirmed-in-montserrat/),… Continue reading COVID-19: Using Geospatial Resources to Understand the Potential Impact on Our Communities.
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!