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Sustainable Development GIS Maps

GIS is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analysing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. With this technology users can analyse complex situations, visualize problems, and create geographic plans and solutions.  They can also increase efficiency, reduce costs, and help people make faster and better decisions that consider all the geographic factors necessary to create a sustainable future.


The Planning Institute of Jamaica PIOJ performs many functions with special responsibility to strengthen the overall planning capacity of the government. A number of these functions can be directly supported by the use of GIS. These include:


  • Coordinating planning for the sustainable development of Jamaica
  • Disaster Impact Assessment and Reporting
  • Monitoring the implementation of plans and projects
  • Undertaking training and research
  • Maintaining various data and indicators
  • Managing technical programmes


The maps in this section represent some of the work done by the PIOJ with the assistance of GIS.

Poverty maps are available for sale. For additional information, please contact our offices.



Poverty Map of Jamaica, 1991
Map of Jamaica outlining Population by Parish Showing Fastest Growing Urban Centres
Fire: Types of Calls 2006
Map of Jamaica depicting Population by Parish Showing Major Urban Centres
Map depicting Percentage Rate of Change in the Jamaican Population between 1991 and 2001
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Citizen's Charter
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