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New Technologies Helping to Preserve our Past and Carry us into the Future

New Technologies Helping to Preserve our Past and Carry us into the Future

Treaty 2 Territory – May 15, 2020, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Mother Earth’s surface. By relating seemingly unrelated data, GIS can help us to better understand patterns and relationships. This technology can be used to display map data and to

Treaty 2 Territory – May 15, 2020, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Mother Earth’s surface. By relating seemingly unrelated data, GIS can help us to better understand patterns and relationships.
This technology can be used to display map data and to solve problems that involve information that relates to location. GIS is particularly useful for telling a story and bringing information together for a clearer understanding.  Data from different maps (or layers) of maps help to identify problems or opportunities.  Therefore, anything that can be placed on a map can be used in GIS, and so the variety of uses are many.
Common uses of GIS include inventory and management of resources – like forestry health or water quality, mapping wildfire risk, clarifying community addresses for better emergency response times, monitoring invasive species, managing surface water to prevent flooding, identifying threats to our clean water supplies or taking inventory and monitoring resources in Treaty 2 Territory.  This is only the beginning!
One of our first GIS projects will help to capture traditional knowledge, attach this valuable information to a location and preserve this knowledge to guide decision making into the future!“
Care and Protection of the Natural World Circle,
Shawn Gurke, Mapping and GIS Specialist
Ron Missyabit, Natural World Keeper
First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory
www.fnt2t.com

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