3 Garet Couch, GISPBusiness Manager for Wind Environmental Services, LLCCertified GIS Professional, ESRI Authorized ArcGIS Instructor2008 ESRI Business Partner of the YearWind Environmental Services is 100% Native American Owned andOperatedCo Founder NTGISC (National Tribal Geographic Information Support CenterNon Profit organization dedicated to supporting GISTribal Communities.
4 Geographic Information Systems GISGeographic Information Systems
5 What is GIS ? Geographic Information Systems Resulting in Organizes information by its locationAn integral component of most business dataResulting inImproved communicationsEnhanced decision making
6 What is Geographic Data? Subjective abstraction of real-world features(Points, Lines, Polygons)Portrays spatial relationshipsBuildingsTopographyRoad CenterlinesService AreasUtility Services
7 GIS links geography and attributes Each feature corresponds to a record in the table+1+2+3+4Geographic DataGeographic LinkAttribute Data(Map)(GIS Brings Them Together)(Database / File Cabinet)FID = 4103(Feature Identifier)
8 GIS Results Display Query Analysis Geography Attributes Results ! Roads are black linesCustomers are red pointsCensus blocks are polygonsDisplayQueryAnalysisWhere are more customers like my best customers?How many potential customers are within 5 miles of my store?
9 Visualization Communicating Complex Information To The Community
10 Spatial Analysis & Modeling More Than Visualization… Analyzing Relationships, Patterns, ProcessesInterpreting Situations . . .. . . Helping Understand Complex Situations. . .And Make Decisions
11 How Does This Apply To Tribal Government Better DecisionsAbility To Visualize Information To Make Better DecisionsAllows For Better Management Of InformationProvides A Better Way To Keep Community Members Informed
12 GIS Evolution Within Tribal Government EnterpriseCentral Managed DatabaseRoadsUtilitiesDepartmental(Centralized data or applications)Departmental(Centralized data or applications)PlanningEnvironmentalWater RightsPoliceDesktop(Stand Alone,Point to Point)Loosely CoupledDynamic IntegratedDepartment SystemsFileServerStable Well Managed Controlled WorkflowsProject Specific
13 Tribal Enterprise GIS Framework Provides a Framework for Integrating GIS Across the TribeCommunity DevelopmentTransportationHealthNatural ResourcesGIS InfrastructureFinancePlanningCulturalSharing Tribal Geographic KnowledgeTribalCouncil
14 Where Does The Data Come From? Existing Databases and RecordsAccess DatabasesExcel SpreadsheetsExisting Management ApplicationsAnd Many More….Existing Paper MapsModifying Existing TasksAdding Requirements To Include GIS DataAdding Deliverables To Existing WorkCollecting and Updating Data In The FieldUsing GPS EquipmentWeb Based ApplicationsAnd Many More…
15 Examples of Environmental & Land Management Applications Using GIS Land almost speaks for its self..Mapping Tribal Lands (Trust Restricted and Fee)Land use mappingAnd Many more…EnvironmentalMapping and tracking water, air, and other sample sitesMapping UST & LUST locationsMapping dump sitesAnd Many More…Keep in Mind GIS is an Information System– Its More than just a map..
16 Spatial Analysis & Modeling More Than Visualization… Analyzing Relationships, Patterns, ProcessesInterpreting Situations . . .. . . Helping Understand Complex Situations. . .And Make Decisions
17 Things to consider when Collecting Assets in the field What information do you need to collectWho will be collecting your dataHow quickly do you need to complete the projectWhat accuracy does the data need to be collected atThe Answers to these questions will determine your best approach to the project
18 Defining the workflow for collecting assets Define the attributes you need to collect for each type of assetPlanning is the keyInvolve everyone who will be using the informationThe most costly part of the project is the time it takes to collect the dataCreate your database in ArcGISSet up your layers (feature classes)Create your domains in ArcGIS or your data dictionaries for field collectionCollect additional background data as needed
19 GIS is a big tool for Indian Country Integrating GIS into tribal government makes for a better informed government that can make actionable decisions based on real world dataDatabaseGIS
20 Integrating Geo-Tagged Photos Into Your GIS Using Wind Image Software
21 Key Benefits Of Incorporating Geo-Tagged Photos In ArcGIS Using Wind Image SoftwareFast And Easy Configuration Of Equipment To Send To The FieldAbility To Quickly Deploy And Train StaffFast Processing Of Photos Giving The Ability To Rapidly Review Information And Make DecisionsEasy To Distribute Information Between Multiple Agencies
22 Image is inserted into a raster field in the feature-class in the geo-database
25 BIA - OTS Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Trust Services Contact for Esri ELA AgreementNational GIS Help DeskMore to come…
26 NTGISC The National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center The web site TribalGIS.COM is run by the National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center (NTGISC)The NTGISC organization is a nonprofit organization that was organized in 2008NTGISC currently has members from over 125 tribes throughout the USNTGISC is an organization for Tribal Personnel, tribal members, faculty and students of tribal colleges/universities and supporting organizations to share professional forward thinking views, progressive knowledge and continuous education within a community of active GIS users serving Tribal Communities.
27 What do we do at NTGISC Facilitate the national Tribal GIS Conference Maintain a national Tribal GIS list server to communicate information between TribesAssist in communication between NTGISC members and partner organizations and federal agencies on issues relating to GISProvide recommendations or connect Tribes to resources relating to GISAssist in organizing regional Tribal GIS meetingsDevelop working relationships with other Tribal organizations to be their resource regarding GIS technology
28 Tribal / BIA Equipment Programs IHS & EPA Tribal ProgramsFacilitated through Wind Environmental Services. Wind is the contact for Tribes, BIA and IHS nation wide.Extended discounts to Tribes BIA and IHS allowing for the purchase through Wind Environmental at discounted rates. Typically between 10 and 25% less than GSA rates (20 to 35% off Total)In addition to the discount by procuring equipment through Wind Environmental it also supports the support activities Wind Environmental provides to Tribes BIA and IHS. Additionally this supports the TERO and Buy Indian Act programs as Wind Environmental is a Native American Owned Business.