Belize joined scores of countries across the world in celebrating World GIS Day, a highlight of the internationally recognized Geography Awareness Week. Total Business Solutions Limited (TBSL), the local distributor for Esri Inc. (the world’s leading GIS company) with support from Belize Telemedia Ltd, Belize Bank Ltd., Cititrust International, Belize Natural Energy, Ministry of Education, Esri and several other organizations, hosted the 4th Annual World GIS Day Expo at the Princess Hotel on Wednesday November 18, 2015 from 9am-2pm.
This Expo is held annually to showcase what Geographic Information Systems or GIS is all about and how it is being used as a platform for national development. The Expo kicked off with an opening ceremony featuring keynote speaker, Mrs. Adriani Coleman, teacher at Belize Elementary School and GeoMentor, who delivered an inspiring and motivating message to educators. Dr. Carol Babb, Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education encouraged educators and students to make good use of the Belize GIS Education Portal, an online platform which features maps and apps that provide a new and innovative way to learn Geography, Social Studies, History, Science and other subject areas.