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Land Use Planning & Referral Systems


Presentation for the

Southern Tribal Council and

Large / Unaffiliated First Nations of Ontario

October 25, 2012


Grant
Gilron

Technical Solutions Coordinator

Ecotrust

Canada


Overview


Ecotrust Canada


Aboriginal Mapping Network (AMN)


Terratruth


The Living Atlas


Case studies


Questions & Answers




Ecotrust Canada


Mission


support the emergence of a
conservation economy


An enterprising non
-
profit, working at the
intersection of conservation and
community economic development


Philosophy


Respect for People in place, local decision
making


Information democracy


Economy, Ecology and Equity


Approach


Provide tools to support decision making


Program Strengths:


forestry, fisheries and other resource
industries


provide GIS, mapping, cartography services


triple bottom line business planning



Ecotrust Programs


Fisheries


Traceability (
http://thisfish.info/
)


Electronic Monitoring


Fisheries Diversification Model


Forestry / Ecosystem
-
Based Management (EBM)


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification


Traceability (
http://thisforest.net/
)


Local resource use and economic development


Qwii
-
qwiq
-
sap: Standing tree to standing home


Ecotrust Programs


Knowledge Systems & Planning


Skeena Habitat Mapping Project


customized database solutions


Living Atlas, Terratruth


Community Economic Development


Cumulative Impact Assessments


Business Plan Developments


Feasibility Studies


Aboriginal Mapping Network


established in 1998 as a joint initiative of the
Gitxsan and
Ahousaht

First Nations and
Ecotrust

Canada


mandate
to support aboriginal and indigenous
peoples facing similar issues (i.e. land claims,
treaty negotiations and resource development)


valuable
strategic resource for practitioners of
traditional knowledge mapping around the
world

http://nativemaps.org/

What’s the core idea?

To support communities in their efforts to track and
evaluate impacts of proposed land use activities in their
territories
.


Who are the key players?


First Nations, external proponents, communities,
municipalities, land use planners


Current Partners:

Lil'wat
,
Haida
, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Northeast
Superior Forestry Community / Northeast Superior
Regional Chiefs' Forum

What are the advantages of
Terratruth
?


Enables accessible, land use activity decision
-
making,
by multiple non
-
technical users


Usable in standard web browsers


Implemented through a collaborative partnership
model


Built on open source technology, resulting in low
development and implementation costs

Features


User authentication (user login required for access)


Data encryption employing Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)


Data
-
driven


Customizable reporting


Image rectification (i.e. rubber sheeting)


ESRI
Shapefile

upload or creation


Third party upload of proposed activity data


Meta data management


Download to Google Earth for further visualization


Technology / Application Stack


Django

Web Development Framework (Python)


Postgres
/
PostGIS

relational database back
-
end


OpenLayers

-

JavaScript library for displaying map
data in web browsers


MapServer



Spatial data visualization


ExtJS

(user interface widgets)


All components built with Open Source technology


http://terratruth.info/

An interactive thematic atlas focused on the changing
geography of communities over time

What’s the core idea?

The Atlas supports an appreciation and
understanding of the Nuu
-
chah
-
nulth term

'Hishuk ish tsawalk' or 'everything is one and all is
interconnected'.


This is achieved by tracking specific knowledge
themes over time with different voices and
information types.

Features


Web
-
based mapping


Data grouped by theme


Multimedia content (photos, video, stories)


Time slider displaying data chronology


User authentication

(for upload of spatial data and multimedia)


An interactive thematic atlas focused on the changing
geography of communities over time

Technology


Django

Web Development Framework (Python)


Postgres
/
PostGIS

relational database


OpenLayers
,
MapServer

(WMS & WFS),
jQuery


All components built with open source software


An interactive thematic atlas focused on the changing
geography of communities over time

Who are the key players?


First Nations


Forestry Communities


Municipalities


Schools

An interactive thematic atlas focused on the changing
geography of communities over time

Current Partners:


Nuu
-
chah
-
nulth

First Nations (
livingatlas.org
)


Okanagan Nation Alliance (
voicesontheland.org
)


Carrier
Sekani

Tribal Council (
cstc.livingatlas.org
)


The Northeast Superior Forestry Community /
Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs' Forum
(
atlas.nsfc.ca
)


First Nations Technology Council of BC
(
atlas.kingcome.ca
,
atlas.tseshaht.com
)

An interactive thematic atlas focused on the changing
geography of communities over time

Thank you!

Grant
Gilron



grant@ecotrust.ca

Technical Solutions Coordinator

Ecotrust

Canada



Clara
Lauziere



clara.lauziere@nsfc.ca

General Manager

Northeast Superior Forest Community