What is GIS?
A brief definition of GIS.

image A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts. A geographic information system is any system that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that are linked to location. GIS technology can be used for remote sensing, analyzes changes, scientific investigations, resource management, asset management, archaeology, environmental impact assessment, urban planning, cartography, criminology, geographic history, marketing, logistics, prospectivity mapping, and many other purposes.
Definitions from ESRI and Wikipedia encyclopedia.

What is RS?
A brief definition of Remote Sensing.

image Remote Sensing (RS) is the process of measuring spectral information collected from satellite and aerial based sensors to make observations, take measurements, and produce images of phenomena that are beyond the limits of our own senses and capabilities.

Objectives
A quick summary of objectives & mission statement for the GIS division.

The Nez Perce Tribe's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) program provides a computer-based solution used to collect, model, store, retrieve, share, manipulate, analyze, and present geospatial and spatiotemporal data. The GIS/RS program's purpose is to synthesize, decipher, and depict geospatial characteristics within the Nez Perce Tribe's territory that is pertinent to natural resource management planning.

The mission of the GIS/RS program is to provide a geographic information foundation to support effective natural resources management.  The GIS/RS program will provide the technological vision and leadership to deploy appropriate spatial technologies that will contribute towards an improved ecosystem.

Nez Perce Tribe GIS Training
GIS beginners training being schedule in June.

The Nez Perce Tribe's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is planning a beginners ArcGIS training program, for more information and/or to sign up please contact nptgis@nezperce.org

The training will provide the following:
Overview of ArcMap
Creating a map
Symbolizing data
Editing data
Definition query
Geoprocessing
Calculate geometry
Labels/Annotation
Overview of a GPS





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