Cayman hosts information conference

The management and application of geographic information will be the topic of intense discussions in Grand Cayman next week, under the theme Evolution and Next Steps.

Delegates from the Caribbean, US and UK are expected to participate in the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association Caribbean Conference during 25-29 August. The themes will range from aerial imaging and cell phone technology, to defining property boundaries and registration.

The Cayman Islands’ Lands and Survey Department/Cayman Land Info is hosting this year’s event. Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts will attend the opening ceremony on Wednesday at The Ritz-Carlton resort.

The keynote address will be given by Mr. David Maguire, chief scientist from Environmental Systems Research Institute – the world’s leading GIS software and solutions provider.

This is the fourth such meeting of minds and it will focus on the effective application of geographical information systems and other information technologies that impact a range of users in the region and worldwide. Plenary sessions and special presentations will take place each day.

The week will include networking, social events, and opportunities for the visitors to experience local hospitality.

‘This year’s event promises to be one of the most comprehensive events of its type to be held in the Caribbean,’ said Conference Chairman Alan Jones, who also is Lands and Survey’s director. ‘As conference hosts, the Cayman Islands Government and Cayman Land Info are pleased to support URISA in bringing together GIS professionals from around the region and further afield.’

Participants will represent Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Guyana; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago; the US; and the UK. There also will be exhibition booths featuring the latest in related technology and applications.

Office closure

The Lands & Survey Department will be closed on the morning of Wednesday.

Customers are requested to make arrangements to ensure that any dealings are dealt with outside of this short closure period, as no documents will be accepted during this time.

For further information on the URISA Conference visit

Wednesday – 8.30am – 2pm full closure

2pm – 4pm counters open

2pm – 5pm reception open