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Coming Soon: The JAMNAV API

Sep 12, 2017

The JAMNAV Application Programming Interface (JAMNAV API) will make it easier for developers to create applications that require detailed geospatial information by giving access to the vast datasets that have been curated by MGI's GIS team. The JAMNAV Application Programming Interface (API) is a...

Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr to deliver Emancipation Lecture on July 30, 2017.

Jul 27, 2017

On Sunday, July 30, youth and technology will take centre stage at the 2017 Churches' Emancipation Lecture. Some might wonder what does technology have to do with Emancipation? Unfortunately, too many young persons believe that technology started with mobile phones and smartphones, facsimile...

Oil Spill Disasters – how models will be important for Kingston Harbour clean-up efforts

Jul 25, 2017

Figure 1: Model output showing the simulation of an oil spill in the Kingston Harbour.  The full model loop can be seen at: http://blue.monagis.com/?aquatic-ecosystem=ecosystems Figure 1 does not demonstrate the actual occurrence of the oil spill on July 19th 2017 in the Kingston Harbour; but...

Fed Up! - Citizens Angry About Excessive Fancy Talk On Crime. (MGI's Lisa Greene Presented on Using Data In Policing).

Jun 21, 2017

This article is MGI's 6th front page reference #relevant. Citizens who turned out on Monday for the launch of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute's (CaPRI) two-year project, designed to address national security issues, did not hesitate to direct their frustration about crime at a panel that...

Disaster Preparedness Now More Urgent - Dr. Lyew-Ayee (MGI) & Chris Hind (JNGI).

Jun 06, 2017

Jamaica enters the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season on June 1 without the will to tackle the weaknesses that a major hurricane strike would show up or any indication that it has learnt from lessons from the recent past, says Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute. The...

'We Should Not Be Surprised' - Dr. Lyew-Ayee Jr Laments Poor Behaviour, Failure To Use Research Data Among Causes Of Flooding

May 22, 2017

The authorities should not be surprised at areas left devastated by floods earlier this week, argues geologist Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, who insists that poor planning and behavioural practices, as well as the failure to use research data to inform decisions, continue to rack up billions in unnecessary...

New JAMNAV Update Available - JAMNAV 3D v 4.8

Apr 27, 2017

JAMNAV 3D v 4.8 – List of NEW Updates New Update Available April 24, 2017 Website: jamnav.com Telephone: (876) 977-3160-2 / Email: info@monainformatixltd.com Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) now updated to JN Bank. New Roads added in Coral Gardens, Trelawny. Digiview Security Systems...

Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee to Chair Recommendations Committee Regarding Plastic/Styrofoam use in Jamaica.

Mar 03, 2017

I haven't written in a while, but by now there has been a public announcement about my chairing a multi-disciplinary committee on what to do with styrofoam and other non-biodegradable waste. This will be an interesting assignment for me - it is certainly an issue we need to begin to focus on as a...

DE and Mona GeoInformatics Institute to Design a Web-Based Environmental GIS Platform for St. Lucia

Jan 30, 2017

Vancouver, BC – January 30, 2017 – DE and Caribbean regional partner, Mona Geoinformatics Institute (MGI), have been awarded a project with the government of Saint Lucia to design a web-based Geographic Information System to assist with their environmental monitoring. "The Caribbean Region stands...

The Gleaner: MGI's Virtual Reality New Kingston and Natural Disasters

Jan 03, 2017

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute, indicated that Jamaica is situated in one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, and during the past century, faced the highly destructive 1907 earthquake; the deadly Hurricane Charlie in 1951; and, subsequently, the...

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