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Japanese Coastal and Aeronautical Engineer assigned to Mona GeoInformatics Institute visits with Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, UWI.

Oct 30, 2014

The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) welcomed Dr Kioshi Mishiro to the University of the West Indies (UWI) on October 29, 2014, during a courtesy call with the faculty’s Dean, Professor Paul Reese. Also in attendance were Dr Ava Maxam (Deputy Director, Mona Geoinformatics Institute - MGI),...

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Jamaica

Oct 23, 2014

Mona GeoInformatics Institute's (MGI) Director Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr and the National Environmental and Planning Agency (NEPA) speak to TVJ's reporter Dashan Hendricks about Climate Change in Jamaica and sea level rise in Alligator Pond in Manchester, Jamaica. Click on the link below to watch...

MGI's Second Five10 GPS Treasure Hunt

Oct 21, 2014

The Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is celebrating its 10 year anniversary in 2014, and its flagship product, JAMNAV, also celebrates its 5th Anniversary. As such, MGI is having a special Five10 Promotion for the entire year, and we want you to be a part of it.  As part of the Five10 Promotion...

Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee - UWI Press Author Spotlight Series

Oct 21, 2014

Join MGI's Director Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee on October 22, 2014 at 11:30 am on UWI TV by clicking http://tv.mona.uwi.edu/live Parris will be speaking about his award winning Hazard Atlas of Jamaica book.

The Mount Rosser Bypass Edition - JAMNAV Update 3D v 3.8 Now Available

Aug 11, 2014

JAMNAV 3D v 3.8 List of Updates – August 2014   The Mount Rosser Bypass opened on August 5th, 2014 has been added to this update. • The Kingston Postal Address is now included for all POIs. For example Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) – KGN 7 has been added or Norman Manley International...

MGI's Lead Programmer wins International Award in Vietnam

May 28, 2014

MonaGIS’ Lead Programmer Jean-Mark Wright has won the BEST PAPER AWARD for his MSc thesis entitled "Extracting Jamaican Geographic Locations from News Articles using the NLTK and Pattern Toolkit for Python" at the International Conference on Information Resources Management that was held in...

Hispanics in the USA

May 28, 2014

MGI recently published an interactive map displaying international demographic data, specifically the distribution of Hispanics across the United States of America (USA).  PLEASE VIEW THE INTERACTIVE MAP AT --   http://www2.monagis.com/sites/all/themes/mgi2/hispanics.gif  

Jamaica recognizes the return of our Eisenhower Fellow

May 28, 2014

The Gleaner recently published an article recognizing Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee's return to Jamaica, following his 7 week journey as Jamaica's 2014 Eisenhower Fellow.  " Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr has returned to Jamaica following a seven-week programme in the United States to investigate ways to improve...

Jamaica's Eisenhower Fellow Returns

May 26, 2014

Jamaica's 2014 Eisenhower Fellow has returned with a greater appreciation of the 'World Perspective' and is focused on developing the MGI culture.  Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee has immediately begun implementing the concept of a 'NEW' MGI as he continues to impart the experiences from his fellowship.  ...

Jamaica in Perspective (Land Area Comparison)

May 21, 2014

This map was done by MGI's creative department and shows selective Caribbean countries based on their comparative sizes. With an area of just under 11,000 square km  and a population of 2.8 million people, Jamaica is at the centre of the Caribbean in many ways. In what ways do you think Jamaica is...

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