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Lyew-Ayee Jr - Too Much Stupidity Causing Carnage on Our Roads

Jul 25, 2016

"Enough is enough. We cannot continue like this. We all as a population need to be part of the solution, and not rely on Government, the police, or anyone else, for that matter, to tell us to do the right thing. We have to do better because we know better," a very passionate Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr...

MGI Blue Feature - The Negril – Jamaica, Breakwater Project Abandoned

Jul 25, 2016

Beach erosion occurs when waves and currents remove sand from the beach system. The loss of sand causes the beach to become narrower and lower in elevation. Storm waves carry the sand offshore, depositing and storing the sediment in large sandbars. Technically, constructing breakwaters along...

MGI Blue Feature - The South China Sea/Law of the Sea

Jul 25, 2016

There are several benefits to China if it is allowed to expand its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), these include: additional sea resources, and increase their trading power amongst neighbouring countries; such as: creating a limit on the trading ships from other countries by Chinese authority....

MGI Blue Feature - Kingston’s Race to Climate Departure

Jul 25, 2016

The term “climate departure” marks the point at which the earth’s climate begins to enter  into a new state, one where heat records are routinely shattered and what once was considered extreme will become the norm. A city hits climate departure when the average temperature of its coolest year from...

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

Mar 24, 2016

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...

5 Years Since the 9.0 Magnitude Japan Earthquake

Mar 15, 2016

March 11, 2011 (five years ago), a mega earthquake hit the east of Japan with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale – the largest earthquake in recorded history to hit Japan. The earthquake resulted in several spatial land waves and also an enormous tsunami which devastated the east coast of...

Jamaica – Land of Wood and Water by Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr

Mar 11, 2016

Jamaica – Land of Wood and Water By Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, Director, Mona GeoInformatics Institute, University of the West Indies. Dr Lyew-Ayee's article from the Grand Jamaica Homecoming Passport Souvenir. The name Jamaica is derived from the original Taino word Xaymaca, meaning “land of wood...

MGI's RESEARCH FELLOW DANIEL COORE PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF PROFESSOR.

Mar 11, 2016

Congratulations to MGI Fellow, Daniel Coore on his promotion to the rank of Professor at the The University of the West Indies, Mona.DANIEL COORE PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF PROFESSORThe University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Lecturer in the Department...

Flat Bridge Bypass Opened - Special JAMNAV Update Available Feb 12, 2016

Feb 10, 2016

  The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) was granted VIP access to drive the entire length of the Angels to Linstead leg (Bog Walk/Flat Bridge Bypass) of the North-South Highway. MGI’s tour detail consisted of Director Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, Projects Manager, Luke Buchanan and GIS Officer,...

MGI Creates Hope Gardens Map for the Nature Preservation Foundation

Feb 01, 2016

On January 28, 2016 the Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) handed over a map of the Hope Botanical Gardens to the Nature Preservation Foundation which manages Hope Royal Botanic Gardens on behalf of the government and people...

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