DECP – Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems

Program Guidance Documents
  • GIS Management Plan
  • GIS Quality Assurance Project Plan (EPA)
  • Standard Operating Procedures 
Environmental Studies and Research Institute (ESRI) software 
  • Dedicated server for repository for all raw geospatial data
  • ArcGIS for server enterprise concurrent license as platform to network servers
  • ArcGIS server manager – intra-departmental connection for functionality
  • ArcGIS Pro 2.9.1
Geospatial Data Inventory
  • Raster, Vector, Maps, Aerial Imagery, LIDAR , Surface Terrain
  • Data Layer Collection: BIA, County of Santa Fe, USGS, NMED, LANL

GIS Map Services

Layer Library
  • Permission based user friendly data layers
  • Linked with environmental tabular database
  • Remains “Dynamic”
Map Catalog
  • Open file server
  • Production maps
  • Remains “Static”
Environmental Monitoring and Map Production
  • Provide layers and geospatial data for Environmental mapping tools
  • Sample event planning
  • Identify landmarks, hydrology, significant structures and restricted areas
  • Historical studies

About GIS

GIS is a system of hardware and software used for storage, retrieval, mapping, and analysis of geographic data.

  • Layers are files that store symbology and display information for a given vector or raster data set.  The layer does not actually contain the data, but points to its physical location.
  • Vectors are data models based on a coordinate system used to represent linear geographic features.
  • Rasters are data models composed of a grid of cells which represent geographical features, the value in the cell represents t the attribute of the feature.
  • Attributes are information (text or numeric) about a geographic feature generally stored in a table that is linked to the feature which might include names, distances and depth.
  • Features are objects in a landscape or on a map.
  • Geospatial data – Geographic data is the data or information that identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on Earth. Spatial data is usually stored as coordinates and topology, and is data that can be mapped. Spatial data is often accessed, manipulated or analyzed through