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Tsunami Would Have Affected Marine Interests Most - Parris Lyew Ayee Jr

Jan 12, 2018

The Jamaica Gleaner: Re Marine Interest - "The head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, however, said that he was very uncomfortable that Jamaicans will become complacent and he warned against lack of preparedness." If Jamaica had experienced a tsunami, the...

Tsunami Would Not Have Resulted In Major Damage In Jamaica - Parris Lyew Ayee Jr

Jan 12, 2018

The Jamaica Gleaner - Head of the  Mona GeoInformatics Institute Dr Parris Lyew Ayee says if Jamaica had experienced a tsunami following a major earthquake in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday evening, the damage would have been minor.   However, he has warned against complacency and is urging...

Cockpit Country Boundary To Become Official in 2018 - The Gleaner

Jan 12, 2018

The designated area (Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr 2005 boundary) comprises "approximately 74,726 hectares and will be referred to as the Cockpit Country Protected Area and will be protected under specific legislation as advised by the attorney general".  THE GOVERNMENT is, over the next few months, to make...

The Cockpit Country, Protected Area and Mining

Jan 08, 2018

It is important to note that the Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr. (2005) boundary was recognized by the Jamaica Cabinet as the boundary of the Cockpit Country by the State and is depicted in the map below.   Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr. (2005) Cockpit Country Boundary Reference Articles - Click this link: https...

The Online Fatal Crash Map - 2017: 291 Fatal Road Crashes & 319 Fatalities!

Jan 03, 2018

291 Fatal Road Crashes & 319 Fatalities recorded in Jamaica in 2017. The Online Fatal Crash Map shows spatially all road crashes and fatalities from January to December 2017. For details click: http://traffic-crashmap.monagis.com/ Thanks to: The JN Foundation, JN General Insurance (JNGI) and...

Now Available: The JAMNAV API

Dec 06, 2017

The New Engine for Location Based Solutions. The JAMNAV Application Programming Interface (JAMNAV API) makes it easier for developers to create applications that require detailed geospatial information by giving access to the vast datasets that have been created by MGI's GIS team.   The JAMNAV...

Now Available - JAMNAV 3D v 4.9 (LIST OF UPDATES)

Sep 19, 2017

Over 800 brand new updates including over 700 NEW points of interest (POIs) added! Coming Soon. Your product. Our Data. JAMNAV API. CLICK: api.jamnav.com Vist the website at: www.jamnav.com Now Added Buckleys Valley settlement in Portland now added to JAMNAV. New Market settlement in St....

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...

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