Staff from the Environmental Department recently attended a four-day GIS training in Lakewood, Colorado in early May 2016.
Sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affair’s (BIA’s) Branch of Geospatial Support (BOGS), the Principles of GIS training provided the Environmental Department with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on how to manipulate geospatial data, modify data layers, and generate natural resource maps. This training also gave staff the opportunity to network with other Tribal environmental staff from across the United States who are also currently working to implement GIS techniques into their departments. Overall, the Environmental Department now feels more confident establishing a GIS workflow in-house and utilizing mapping software to better manage Tribal natural resource management projects and facilitate data collection in the field.
Thanks to BOGS for providing participants with a GIS workbook, answering all of our technical questions, and facilitating an overall productive training session.
If you are interested in bolstering your GIS skills or obtaining additional information on ESRI-based software, please visit the BOGS website.