Geospatial Agenda in Indian Affairs


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Geospatial Agenda for Indian Affairs was an update by the Geospatial Information Officer of the Bureau of Indan Affairs during ESRIUC 2010. Participants from various tribal communities wanted access to these slides and they are provided here as a courtesy and with permission.

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Geospatial Agenda in Indian Affairs

  1. 1. GEOSPATIAL AGENDA IN INDIAN AFFAIRS STATUS UPDATE 2010 ESRI INTERNATIONAL USERS CONFERENCE RICHARD F. MOORE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION OFFICER INDIAN AFFAIRS Access to the Right Information for Authorized Users, Anywhere, Anytime, Any 9/7/2010 Mission; ADM1_Quicktime_1.ppt Securely and Reliably. 1
  2. 2. INSTITUTIONAL DRIVERS PREPARING FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW • Legal context: Policy and Progress o Geographic & Locational privacy o Protection of sovereign rights and business interests o Fractionation is undivided interests, fractionation is really a flavor of cadastre • FLAIR H.R.1520 - Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform o Indian Affairs is not the only Federal Agency • Fiduciary Trust Model (FTM, c2003) o Recommends an Indian lands Cadastral GIS (C-GIS) o Do the CTM/FTM remain the DOI’s Trust reform roadmap? • Best Practices: Demonstrated successes in Indian Country o Aqua Caliente: “The Agua Caliente Land Status map is the most valuable resource used by the Tribal Planning and Development Department…. ” o Skagit River System Cooperative: Forest Practice Activities (ESRI Pub. – Tribal GIS) o Yakama: OTS plat book from Yakama cadastral GIS o Coeur d’Alene: “Earth Knowledge Tool” & GNIS ( o Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission: Land ownership Sensitive But Unclassified—For Official Use Only 9/7/2010 2
  3. 3. CURRENT & FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES WHAT IS CURRENT - IS - THE FUTURE Geography as a communication framework o Transparency: Map Central at o Collaboration: NSDI, The National Atlas, OGC, Indigenous Mapping Network o White House to tie together mapping and data sites – & » – GeoPlatform » o Communication GIS is the GUI for information discovery o Mash-ups Sensitive But Unclassified—For Official Use Only 9/7/2010 3
  4. 4. ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR COLLABORATION Sensitive But Unclassified—For Official Use Only 9/7/2010 4
  5. 5. INSTITUTIONAL DRIVERS OCIO - GIS & ORGANIZATIONAL METRICS Achievements Challenges Opportunities Risks • 38 classes, 311 • Funding • OTS GIS Advisor • Enterprise GIS Students (82 BIA / • No codified • The BLM has retired • Reduction of IIRIP 229 Tribal) governance NILS • Fragmentation of • 10.7m GIS (GSA) structure for • Cobell settlement enterprise GIS software distributed tasking, monitoring includes DOI • Loss of program (9.3m savings) and accounting of commitment to confidence in OCIO • 1,296 Helpdesk enterprise GIS resolve long as reliable partner in Tickets serviced CY09 activities outstanding Trust GIS support and • 28% increase CY 08 • Matrix-management land ownership development • 71% Tribal organization in a (cadastre) issues. line-item budget • FTM • Comprehensive world Recommendations rewrite of existing Task Orders • Executive • AAS awareness (TAAMS Recommendation as an enterprise • A well researched GIS) and documented • ELA: No policy framework for Trust framework for True- Lands cadastre up with Tribal user already exists base (87%) Sensitive But Unclassified—For Official Use Only 9/7/2010 5
  6. 6. A DATA-BASED STRATEGY FOR GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY OF TRUST The Challenge: Geographically display legal land description of trust tracts Staffing • BIA lacks a dedicated cadastral GIS skill base • A Trust cadastral-based GIS business process is needed • Effort to accomplish this is highly labor intensive Data • Good data is the foundation for information technology o TAAMS trust tract land descriptions are not in a form readily translatable into a geographic representation o Tract data are not tied to a measurement-based cadastral framework o Trust tracts are unlike any other Federal lands: – Individual beneficiaries – Many to many relationship (many owners/tract – many tracts/owner) • Trust Land Spatial Data is Unique • Land Description element of TAAMS records are not standard Technology • TAAMS: o Trust asset accounting system: Who & What o Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Where • Many candidate solutions - No turn-key technology exists • All highlight a weakness in the trust tract land descriptions Sensitive But Unclassified—For Official Use Only 9/7/2010 6