Mapping First Nations Land Use and Traditional Ecological Knowledge

02/13/2008 5:30 pm
02/13/2008 7:30 pm

Vancouver GIS Users Group
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Speaker: Bryan McPherson, GIS Coordinator, Musqueam Indian Band

Bryan will discuss the steps involved in creating a GIS data warehouse that incorporates cultural, heritage and traditional use information. The presentation provides a look at the techniques used in the 2D representation of pre-contact conditions, historic landscape changes, and modern land use conditions for First Nations lands. Visualization of traditional lands and proposed use sites for community planning purposes will be presented. Bryan will also discuss options in creating a web-based open source GIS for mapping traditional use resources.


Bryan McPherson is a GIS Coordinator for the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department of the Musqueam Indian Band. He has 10 years experience working with GIS, including contracts with the U.S. Air Force and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and is a graduate of the Sir Sandford Fleming College GIS Program in Ontario.

Meeting Information:

The Vancouver GIS Users Group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm. from September to May at the Dunsmuir Auditorium, BC Hydro office tower, 333 Dunsmuir.