ME&A Submits 8 GIS Maps from El Salvador ME&L Project to 2019 Esri User Conference
Eight Geographic Information System (GIS) maps ME&A created to enable USAID and U.S. Embassy officials in El Salvador and Washington, D.C., to better understand the environmental, economic, and social challenges facing this Central American nation are being submitted to this year’s Esri International User Conference July 8-12 in San Diego, Calif. ME&A President Thomas England along with ME&A’s GIS Team—composed of Senior Vice President Carlos Beale, GIS Specialist Ricky Perez, and Project Coordinator T. G. England—will represent ME&A at the conference.
The eight maps ME&A is submitting were developed under the USAID-funded Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project in El Salvador for inclusion in this year’s conference. GIS Specialist Ricky Perez developed them in San Salvador for the USAID El Salvador Mission. The eight maps include two on biodiversity assessment; three on the nation’s homicide rate, which is one of the highest in the world; and three on the number of Salvadoran returnees from Mexico for the years 2016 and 2018.
The Esri International User Conference is the world’s largest event dedicated to GIS technology. More than 19,000 GIS enthusiasts and professionals are expected to attend this year’s conference whose theme is “GIS–The Intelligent Nervous System.” An ME&A team also participated in the annual conference in 2018.