Aboriginal Community Land and Resource Management Geospatial Data Needs Assessment

GeoConnections is working to facilitate the use and exchange of
location-based or "geospatial" data to help support land and resource
management by Aboriginal organizations. GeoConnections contracted
Makivik Corporation to assess the land and resource management data
needs of Aboriginal communities, and to identify custodians and
suppliers of the required data.

The data needs assessment included a review of ten Aboriginal
community land and resource management plans. This review contributed
toward the development of a preliminary list of key geospatial data sets
that are critical for land and resource management by Aboriginal
people. The list was validated and the data sets prioritized during
workshops with Aboriginal community managers and land planners.

As a result of the data needs assessment, three documents were created:

  1. Aboriginal Community Land and Resource Management: Geospatial Data Needs Assessment and Data Identification and Analysis 
  2. Volume 1 - Aboriginal Mapping and Information Needs: Experiences from Ten Land Use Planning Processes Across Canada 
  3. Volume 2 - Data Identification and Analysis 

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