Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

Care and Protection of the Natural World and Children, Families and Nation – Working together for the people of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory

April 13, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – Care and Protection of the Natural World (CPNW) Circle maintains a GIS system that is growing to meet the requirements of the Government of First Nations in Treaty Two Territory. In order to provide The Children, Families and Nation Circle (CFN) with the tools they require to collect specific demographic data CPNW is pleased to roll out the Community Analyst Tool by Esri to our first user.

Esri ArcGIS Community Analyst – Optimizes resource allocation decisions. Community Analyst brings the power of data access, visualization, and reporting to CFN instantly. The Web Application is a cloud-based mapping solution that provides advanced GIS capabilities to every user.

Up-To-Date Data—Faster:
• Get information for the exact area you need—including standard geographies (down to the Census block group level), hand-drawn shapes, or rings or drive times around a location.
• Access thousands of demographic, Census, health, crime, and business variables to formulate better policy decisions.
• Go beyond basic demographics to really understand the behaviors and preferences of people living in any area using Esri’s detailed segmentation profiles.

Resource Allocation:
• Use custom comparison reports to determine where to best allocate resources for greatest community impact.
• Quickly find areas with greatest need by using customizable search criteria with the Smart Map Search wizard.
• Determine where to allocate grant funding based on population need.
• Better plan for the future by understanding trends using past data and future projections.

Reach and Inform:
• Communicate policy decisions with data and reports customized to your location.
• Illustrate the unique characteristics of your area using interactive color-coded maps to attract businesses and residents.
• Reach the public by publishing reports and maps to your website or use the API to allow the community to generate their own reports and analysis.
• Use a variety of map types, including web maps from ArcGIS Online, to clearly and concisely communicate information.

Initially this tool will be provided to CFN and one user. This will allow us to focus on developing a smooth work flow for a larger organization-wide role out. There are many additional tools and capabilities to share within the organization. It is our intent to eventually make tools available to our citizens through an online interface. Stay Tuned!

Ron Missyabit, NW Circle Keeper

Shawn Gurke, Mapping/GIS Helper Helper

Last modified: May 7, 2021

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