Saturday, June 24, 2017

GIS / Mapping

Provides mapping and geospatial data management and analysis services to the Quinault Division of Natural Resources Departments.



To provide mapping and geospatial data management and analysis services to QDNR departments, the Quinault Indian Nation’s policy and legal staff, tribal members, the Quinault Planning Office, the Quinault Police Department, the BIA’s Taholah Agency, and individual tribal members and allottees.

The GIS program works with spatial data and creates maps of the Quinault Indian Nation land ownership, timber stands and harvest units, transportation, rivers and streams, and infrastructure such as culverts.

Primary tasks of the GIS program are:

Create specialized maps and perform custom spatial analysis for technical, legal and policy staff
Support employees who use GIS software and GPS
Provide maps to staff, tribal members and allottees
Build spatial data capabilities to meet Quinault Indian Nation business needs
Maintain and update a number of spatial datasets for mapping.

The GIS program recently incorporated laser-scanning LiDAR technology into mapping efforts to develop accurate models of the QIN terrain, stream network, tree height and other measurements. Resulting maps and digital models are useful to the Nation’s foresters, fish and wildlife biologists, road managers, planners and contractors.

Helpful GIS Mapping information links:

What is GIS? (Wikipedia)

What is GPS? (Wikipedia)

What is spatial data? (Techopedia)

What is LiDAR? (NOAA)


For more information from the Quinault GIS Mapping Department please contact:

GIS Program Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  360.276.8215 x7007

GIS Manager