About GIS

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret geographic data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS, especially in Tribal governments.

  1. Cost Savings from Greater Efficiency: GIS is widely used to optimize maintenance schedules and daily fleet movements. Typical implementations can result in a savings of 10 to 30 percent in operational expenses through reduction in fuel use and staff time, improved customer service, and more efficient scheduling.
  2. Better Decision Making: GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc. Making correct decisions about location is critical to the success of an organization.
  3. Improved Communication: GIS-based maps and visualizations greatly assist in understanding situations and in storytelling. They are a type of language that improves communication between different teams, departments, disciplines, professional fields, organizations, and the public.
  4. Better Record Keeping: Many organizations have a primary responsibility of maintaining authoritative records about the status and change of geography. GIS provides a strong framework for managing these types of records with full transaction support and reporting tools.
  5. Managing Geographically: GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening and what will happen in geographic space. Once we understand, we can prescribe action. This new approach to management—managing geographically—is transforming the way organizations operate.

How the Pueblo of Nambe is using GIS

  • Provide layers and geospatial data for the Pueblo’s mapping needs
  • Identify landmarks, hydrology, significant structures, restricted areas, utilities, private parcels, land assignments, addresses, etc.

Geographic Data Inventory

  • Raster, Vector, Maps, Aerial Imagery, LIDAR , Surface Terrain
  • Data Layer Collection: BIA, County of Santa Fe, USGS, BOR

Pueblo of Nambe ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is a complete, cloud-based mapping platform. Make and share beautiful maps, and do everything in between. It’s possible only with ArcGIS Online, a scalable and secure software-as-a-service hosted by Esri.

ArcGIS Online Maps