GIS Values Mapping

Michael O'Flaherty working with Pikangikum elder Jake Keejick to record caribou calving sites

Michael O’Flaherty (top left) working with late Pikangikum elder Jake Keejick (right) and Reggie Peters (left) to record knowledge of caribou habitat.

Offering documentation of cultural and ecological values associated with the land through both interviews and field studies. Geo-referenced data is archived in a digital data base that can be used for analysis and mapping. Training can be provided for community researchers to work on interviewing, field work, database creation and maintenance.

Maps of geo-referenced data can be printed in large format and packaged as Acrobat pdf files for sharing. Maps can be used to illustrate contemporary land use, historical occupancy, or knowledge of particular species, among other uses. Images and illustrations produced in the community can be incorporated in maps.

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map of woodland caribou distribution in the whitefeather forest, northern ontario

Woodland Caribou in the Whitefeather Forest, Ontario

map of wetland values

Indigenous Values of Wetlands, Fort McKay, Alberta

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