The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has had an active Geographic Information System (GIS)
program since 1992. The Tribe uses GIS technology to collect, store, and
analyze information about the lands it has traditionally used. Information is
collected for environmental, social, and cultural geographic features. At this
time over 3,000 different GIS databases are stored on the GIS server.
In 2012, the GIS group began accessing the feasibility of using ArcGIS online to
share data and maps. ArcGIS online provides mobile access to maps and information
from any location, it simplifies collaborating on projects with others, and maps
can be edited and customized.
The GIS Program primary goals are to:
Provide information to Tribal Council and Tribal Managers to allow them to make
the best decisions possible for the future generations.
Create a central location for Tribal information and make that information more
accessible to the Tribe.
Provide the Tribe with accurate information about their resources.
Preserve information about past activities that have occurred within the
Tribe's aboriginal territory.