Jamaican government wants more professionals to use GIS

Jamaican government wants more professionals to use GIS

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Jamaica: The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change of Jamaica are working on increasing public awareness effort to get more professionals to use GIS in their work. "One of the things we want to do is increase the use of GIS throughout government and throughout the country because we realise that it is a very important tool," said Rohan Richards, principal director of the National Spatial Data Management Division of the Ministry.

At present some 50 government entities and some private sector companies use the GIS technology in a number of areas, ranging from land information management, motor resource management, environmental planning to emergency management. "We want to utilise the technology to the greatest extent that we can, to ensure that the country moves toward its sustainable development goals," said Richards.

Source: Jamaicaobserver