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Award Winning Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica

Jan 20, 2014

Following the 12th BIAJ National Book Award competition, MGI is pleased to announce that our Director, Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee & MGI fellow, Mr. Rafi Ahmad, authors of the Natural Hazards Atlas of Jamaica, have been presented the award for ‘Best Reference Book.’ The winners were selected from a...

Goat Islands Already Being Destroyed

Jan 20, 2014

Goat Islands Already Being Destroyed, Says Researcher - Dynamite-Fishing and Natural Deforestation Damaging Proposed Logistics Hub Base   Director of the University of the West Indies' Mona Geoinformatics Institute, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, has scolded environmentalists for opposing the logistics...

Stop Unnecessary Earthquake Panic, Lyew-Ayee Urges

Jan 17, 2014

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute at the University of the West Indies, Mona, has urged Jamaicans not to panic amid numerous predictions of earthquake.  Several persons, including a prophet, have been making predictions that Jamaica is due an earthquake soon....

Quake: Haiti in Jamaica

Jan 17, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy4HiXy6hqw In this special documentary 'Quake: Haiti in Jamaica', the director of the Mona Geo-Informatics Institute Dr Parris Lyew Ayee details the troubling findings of a scientific modelling of the Haiti tremor in Kingston, soldiers recount their relief mission...

JN Donates Millions To Aid Prevention Of Violent, Road-Traffic Injuries

Jan 08, 2014

The project, which is in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Violence Prevention Alliance and Mona GeoInformatics, will, among other things, seek to chart and analyse the burden of violence and motor vehicle-related injuries on hospital services across the island, with emphasis on the...

MGI - Year in Review (2013)

Dec 31, 2013

Take a look at some of our most memorable highlights from 2013!  We look forward to another year of pioneering and pushing the boundaries of GIS. Wish you all the best for 2014 and beyond. THINK SMART, BE SMART!

The Hydrodynamic Modelling of Reefal Bays

Dec 16, 2013

"The Hydrodynamics - Natural Water Bodies" a book published by Intech presents conclusions about different aspects of flows in natural water bodies, such as the evolution of plumes, the transport of sediments, air-water mixtures, among others.   Chapter 8, "The Hydrodynamic Modelling of Reefal...

Early Childhood Commission (ECC) - Rationalization of Early Childhood Institutions

Dec 03, 2013

The ECC identified a total of 674 new ECIs to be mapped for this project, of which 662 were mapped islandwide. Each ECI was physically located in the field and marked using a GPS handheld units.  MGI attached the following non-spatial data fields to each ECI, based on data provided by the ECC...

Sunshine City ranks most vulnerable to disaster hazards

Aug 02, 2013

Of the 828 communities across the country, the sprawling suburb of Portmore in St Catherine has been ranked the most at risk to the effects of extreme disasters, with a vulnerability score of 1922. Portmore is followed by Lucea, Hanover, which has a score of 288; downtown Kingston, on 284; the...

Mona GeoInformatics GIS Training Schedule

May 28, 2013

Mona GeoInformatics Institute (MGI) is offering Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training at the Mona Informatix Ltd. facility, UWI. The course is geared towards making students more proficient in applying GIS to any field, including the environment, industry and business....

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