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.

Below is an example of a map made on ArcGIS online, and then shared through the GIS website.


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  • 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.
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