Going Beyond the Physical Community: Jamaican GIS Projects Yield Practical Benefits.

Going Beyond the Physical Community

By Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr., Mona GeoInformatics Ltd. and the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica

Jamaican GIS projects yield practical benefits.

Over the last decade, GIS has made huge strides in providing spatial information for national and local governments, companies, universities, and individuals worldwide and has guided much decision making. In Jamaica, GIS has been used to map land parcels, roads, terrain, vegetation cover, and other important data used to manage the island's natural and man-made resources. 

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