GIS Implementation at the Squamish Nation

Today much of the [Squamish Nation’s] land and resource base has been alienated, exploited and depleted and the Squamish people and their culture face numerous challenges to survive. The Squamish Nation has had to look for new tools to manage the increasing needs of its members and the decreasing land and resource base. This investigation has resulted in the implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS).

This paper will explains the experiences of the Squamish Nation in implementing a GIS." Discusses hardware and software considerations, data sources and structures, training and methodologies of analysis.