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    UoG puts OpenStreetMap to the test

    UNIVERSITY of Guyana (UG) students studying geography got the unique opportunity last Wednesday of learning hands-on about using the platform, OpenStreetMap (OSM).

    The occasion was the observance of Geographic Information System (GIS) Day, which happens to coincide with observances to mark Geography Awareness Week, better known as GEOWEEK.

    The event, which was hosted by UG in collaboration with a host of other agencies, was held on campus at the Centre for Information Technology.

    According to Ms Malini Jaikarran, an analyst at the Ministry of Communities, GIS Day is observed the world over every year since 1999 on the third Wednesday in November.

    Noting that the event brought together representatives of the university’s Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), she said:
    “We are here to introduce the OpenStreetMapping platform in which parts of Guyana will be mapped.
    “Students will mark key features, landmarks, businesses and services in their communities.”

    As she went on to say, “We are mapping key features and landmarks in the communities where the participants live.
    “The main aim of the GIS and OSM Day is basically to develop more geospatial information that can be used by government agencies and the public, and to teach basic mapping skills to the persons participating.”

    Article adapted fromhttp://guyanachronicle.com/2017/11/21/ug-puts-openstreetmapping-to-the-test

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    GEOUoG puts OpenStreetMap to the test
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    Christmas feeding Program

    Eco Trust Society, on December 20, 2015 ventured to provided meals to the less fortunate, homeless and needy children.

    In keeping with the giving spirit of the Christmas Season and Expressing our understanding of man being apart of the environment.

    Small gifts, party bags and food were given to the children in the Tigerbay and in the Leopold street area along with a few words of encouragement and environmental awareness.

    We also provided hot meals to homeless folks at Bourda, Public Building and the People’s parliament and in Tigerbay.

    Check out the photographs!

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    FEES StaffChristmas feeding Program
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    Eco-Trust – World Food Day 2014

    Ecotrust world food day food drive report

    In celebration of World Food Day 2014, on October 16, EcoTrust Society held a food drive where fruit salads were distributed to the needy and less fortunate. The fruits selected and prepared were all local fruits, being relevant to this year world food day theme “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth“. The food drive occurred at 6:30pm at the Germans Restaurant, 9 Mundy Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana.

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    EcoTrust Society President Inaugural Speech 2014

    It is with great enthusiasm and zeal, that I accept this position as President of the School of Earth and Environmental Science EcoTrust society.

    First of all, I would like to thank the Immediate Past President, and the Executive Committee for leading the club to achieve yet another successful year. The team has left quite an order for the new team to fill.

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    FEES StaffEcoTrust Society President Inaugural Speech 2014
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    Eco-Trust – Inauguration of the President & Members

    Eco-Trust Society on September 23, 2014 inaugurated its new board of executives in a small exquisite formal ceremony.

    The Guest speaker, University of Guyana Student’s Society (UGSS) President (ag.) Joshua Griffith swore in the new executives. He encouraged the new executives stating that, “You have done a lot but there is more to be done. The campus is waiting on you to make an impact. You owe it to yourself to leave your mark on this society right now. So I am charging you Eco-Trust to do more, to make a change, to be the change so that generations to come will remember this Eco-Trust body.”

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