Carrier Sekani Online Atlas
The CSTC has released an online atlas to show changes over time to the CSTC territory. In partnership with Ecotrust Canada (www.ecotrust.ca) the CSTC is using this technology in order to raise awareness of issues affecting the CSTC. Several other First Nations in BC are using this technology (called the 'Living Atlas' by Ecotrust Canada).
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE CARRIER SEKANI ATLAS
If you have any content (i.e. videos, audio, photos, etc.) that you think might be useful for the atlas, please contact our office.
A technically advanced yet user-friendly web-based mapping tool, the Carrier Sekani Atlas allows people to easily access, and understand, complex data from a variety of government, academic and community sources. This makes it ideal for both educational and community planning use. Features include:
- A ‘time slider’ tool, displaying data chronology. This gives users a view of changes to a region over time – they can even look into the future to see projected changes, such as temperature and rainfall;
- Data grouped by theme;
- Multimedia content - a place to store and share cultural data, such as photos, videos, stories, traditional place names and historical documents.
All components are built with open source software to ensure low development and implementation costs. Open source software is computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change and improve the software. Open source software used in the Carrier Sekani Atlas includes:
- Django Web Development Framework
- Postgres/PostGIS relational database
- MapServer – Spatial data visualization
Some other examples of First Nations using the Living Atlas technology include:
For more information about the Living Atlas tool visit the Ecotrust Canada website: http://ecotrust.ca/communities/the-living-atlas