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Using Geospatial Software in Indian Country

The Branch of Geospatial Support provides geospatial software to Tribal governments and BIA employees to assist with land management and analysis.

The Branch of Geospatial Support (BOGS) provides software and supports its use for land management and analysis throughout Indian County. Each of the software products BOGS supports, what they do, and what platforms they are available on are described below.

Geospatial software is provided at no cost to participants of the Enterprise License Agreement (ELA). BIA agencies and Tribes can apply to participate in the ELA. Once enrolled, you can obtain geospatial software by ordering from BOGS.

ArcGIS

ArcGIS is a suite of geographic information systems (GIS) software that can create maps, perform geographic analysis, and assist with managing land resources. ArcGIS is only available for Windows operating systems.

There are several versions of ArcGIS with different features and uses. Descriptions of each product are available on the developer’s website. ELA participants can contact the Geospatial Support Help Desk at geospatial@bia.gov for assistance in choosing the right product and license for your organization.

XTools Pro

XTools Pro is a software package that adds additional geospatial analysis and usability features to ArcGIS. Since it is a set of add-ons, XTools Pro requires that you have a compatible version of ArcGIS installed.

Digital Globe

Digital Globe is a web-based application that provides high resolution satellite imagery, data and analysis tools. The developer of Digital Globe provides limited online and email support within the application.

Avenza Maps Pro

Avenza Maps Pro is a mobile application that allows users to view, navigate and annotate geospatial maps without internet or cellular network access. Avenza Maps Pro is available for iOS and Android devices.

Contact Us

Branch of Geospatial Support
Office of Trust Services, Division of Program Management,  13922 Denver West Parkway Building 54, Suite 300
Lakewood, CO 80401
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT, Monday-Friday

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