Penobscot Nation

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"...the oldest continuous government in the world..."

The PIN has a full capacity of ArcGIS10.2 package, with most frequently used extensions. The PIN GIS is equipped with anti-uv large format plotter, HP DesignJet 5500 uv 42”, and high definition (HD) full colors scanner, Graphtec CS510pro 42”. These devices enable us to conduct large size hard copy map automation, and poster map or images print out.   

A huge amount of GIS feature layers, geo-referenced image data, and maps have been created and maintained available for tribal business and tribal property holdings. Each DNR program works on slightly different spaces. The Forestry, Wildlife, and Air quality programs mostly operate on the tribal land and the reservation; Water Resources and Fisheries go to almost overall Penobscot River watershed; The PIN reservation islands span across main trunk of Penobscot river from Indian island north; The PIN tribal lands are scattered all over the state.

All tribal lands, reservation islands and the DNR program work areas have their administrative boundary, roads, hydro, soils, elevation/contours, and other geographic and geological data in shapefile, geodatabase or coverage, dem, grid, drg, aerial or LiDar images. A ground survey plan has been available for most trust lands.

Facility, structure, and cultural resource data are available for Indian Island and some reservation islands. These data include buildings, lot boundary, water and sewer lines, hydrants, manholes, storm basins, flood hazard, power poles, road lights, and traffic signs. Business data associated with each program are available on the tribal trust lands, for example, timber types, harvest plan, management zones, road classes, cultural resources, wetland, wildlife survey and habitat.  

A lot of hydrographic data are maintained available for Penobscot watershed to support water quality monitoring, water resource and fishery programs. These include boat landing, bridges, impounds, watershed boundary, flow line, different category of HUAs. Original copies of these data were acquired from USGS, EPA, or the State data sources. Within this spatial range, there are also program specified data created and used by the water quality group: water quality sampling sites, plume conductivity, temperature recorder, bug basket sites, WQ HUA, stream class, discharges, NPDES, and waste load.

This set of hydrographic data is available for the state of Maine as well. The statewide available data also include following: state, county and township boundaries, transportation, Maine land ownership, public safety, geology and geography, fishery and wildlife habitat, and so on. These data are useful for overall tribal land mapping and for contingent projects as well.          

Graphic geometry of these data layers are all identified, cleaned and defined with the proper projections. Majority of the layers are in projection of UTM with Zone19, and some layers were with projections of State Plan and Albers; Datum of all layers has been converted into NAD83.