GIS / Mapping

Provides mapping and geospatial data management and analysis services to QDNR departments

Mission

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

The GIS program works with spatial data and creates maps of Reservation 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 QIN 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 Reservation’s 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.

GIS Manager