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  • Introduction ~ ~ GIS associate working for ECO, which is a non-profit organization employing environmental career positions around the world. ~ My position is sponsored by NOAA Pacific Services Center under the Pacific Island Assistantship Program. ~ I am working in the CNMI with the Coastal Resources Mgt office in Saipan to enhance GIS capabilities for the CNMI.
  • PACGEO

    1. 1. GIS in the Northern Mariana Islands By Deirdre McClarin
    2. 3. CNMI History 1521 Magellan 1899 Germany 1914 Japan 1944 US 1978 CNMI 3000 BC Chamorro / Carrolinean 17 & 18 Spanish
    3. 4. GIS in the CNMI <ul><li>GIS capability and Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Data availability </li></ul><ul><li>GIS Projects </li></ul>
    4. 5. GIS Access in the CNMI Government
    5. 6. GIS Implementation Issues <ul><li>Staff turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Limited training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to draw incoming GIS skilled work force </li></ul>Over worked & underpaid
    6. 7. GIS capability and Capacity <ul><li>Create standard GIS job classifications in the Government </li></ul><ul><li>Develop GIS curriculum with the local Northern Mariana Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Create a GIS User Group / Community </li></ul>
    7. 8. GIS capability and Capacity <ul><li>Provide on island training for User Group: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>basic GIS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate GIS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CAD-GIS interoperability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>metadata </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide inter-agency assistance for mapping projects </li></ul>
    8. 9. Data Availability <ul><li>Ikonos & Quickbird Imagery for all 14 islands (2002 & 2003) </li></ul>
    9. 10. Data Availability <ul><li>Ikonos & Quickbird Imagery for all 14 islands (2002 & 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>USGS DRG for Saipan, Tinian, Rota. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Data Availability <ul><li>Ikonos & Quickbird Imagery for all 14 islands (2002 & 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>USGS DRG for Saipan, Tinian, Rota. </li></ul><ul><li>Shapefile / Vector Data ~ 63?: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>36 data layers for Saipan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>22 data layers for Tinian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>14 data Layers for Rota </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 12. Data Availability <ul><li>Limited metadata </li></ul><ul><li>40% of the data originates from CAD </li></ul><ul><li>Local projection to NAD83 </li></ul><ul><li>MARIANA COORIDNATE 1966  Guam 63  NAD83 </li></ul><ul><li>No MOU for data update cycles and Inter-agency data sharing </li></ul><ul><li>No building layer or house numbers </li></ul>
    12. 13. Data Access <ul><li>Create MOU for data update cycles and data sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on metadata creation </li></ul><ul><li>Assist/consult Homeland Security with developing a building layer and house numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Projection Parameters ~ ESRI </li></ul>
    13. 14. GIS Projects Re-vegetation
    14. 15. GIS Projects <ul><li>Permit database </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Water sports </li></ul><ul><li>Mining </li></ul>
    15. 16. GIS Projects <ul><li>Wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>Constructed </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Updated from 2004 - 2009 </li></ul>
    16. 17. GIS Projects Marine Protected Area (MPA)
    17. 18. GIS Projects Shoreline Monitoring Managaha
    18. 19. GIS Projects American Memorial Park
    19. 20. GIS Projects LIDAR data for Saipan
    20. 21. GIS Projects LIDAR data for Saipan <ul><li>Assist other Agencies: </li></ul><ul><li>Historic preservation ~ Pagan </li></ul><ul><li>Dept of Fish and Wildlife ~ cucumber survey and FAD </li></ul><ul><li>DPL ~ data conversion from CAD-GIS </li></ul><ul><li>EMO ~ build GIS capacity </li></ul>
    21. 22. GIS Projects <ul><li>IMS site Development </li></ul>
    22. 23. GIS Projects <ul><li>IMS site Development </li></ul><ul><li>GEODATA.GOV; US GIS inventory </li></ul>
    23. 24. GIS Projects <ul><li>IMS site Development </li></ul><ul><li>GEODATA.GOV; US GIS inventory </li></ul><ul><li>User Group </li></ul>
    24. 25. GIS Projects <ul><li>IMS site Development </li></ul><ul><li>GEODATA.GOV; US GIS inventory </li></ul><ul><li>User Group </li></ul><ul><li>GIS day </li></ul>
    25. 26. Questions? ~ thank you

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