GIS Program

In 1996, the Pueblo of Sandia recognized that Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology was a powerful tool to effectively support infrastructure management activities. GIS has the ability to support tribal decision-making by analyzing geographic or spatial information and then developing associated GIS data along with the development of relevant maps and reports. Over the years, the Pueblo of Sandia GIS program has grown into a robust technical services program that provides GIS technology and products related to Enterprise Geodatabase management, asset and infrastructure management, mapping, GIS and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) data collection, GIS Map Books, Portal for ArcGIS and online web mapping applications to the Pueblo of Sandia. The GIS program securely manages and maintains all of the valued cultural, natural, political and infrastructure asset data for the Pueblo of Sandia. 

The goal of the Pueblo of Sandia’s GIS Program is to securely manage, maintain and update the Pueblo’s geospatial data efficiently and enforce data integrity. The primary objective was to adopt cutting edge geospatial technology toolsets and modernize the GIS infrastructure to organize and manage all geospatial data with a logical system to move towards building a comprehensive geospatial asset management system. These goals allowed the GIS team to track our spatial assets, maintain records and manage an accurate geospatial data inventory. It also facilitated access and data delivery to all authorized users including our non-GIS audience to data that is centralized and secure that they can adopt and use as a Pueblo-wide decision making tool for planning processes.

Technology Solutions Adopted

ArcGIS Desktop Advanced v10.6.1; ArcGIS Enterprise Server Advanced and Image Server v10.6.1; Portal for ArcGIS; ArcGIS Pro v2.3; ArcGIS Online; Collector for ArcGIS; Trimble R8s Integrated GNSS System; Trimble TSC3 Controller.

Awards & Recognition

The Pueblo of Sandia’s GIS Program received the Outstanding Tribal GIS Program of the Year award at the 2018 National Tribal GIS conference. This is an award that is presented by the National Tribal Geographic Information Support Center (NTGISC), also known as Tribal GIS® to a Tribal community to recognize outstanding performance in multiple areas of geospatial practice. The nomination expressed outstanding performance in geospatial practice and demonstrated that our GIS program places a high emphasis on securely managing and maintaining all of the valued cultural, natural, political, and infrastructure asset data for the Pueblo of Sandia.

The Pueblo of Sandia received a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2019 Esri User Conference. This award is given to organizations around the world to recognize outstanding work with GIS technology. Our organization stood out from more than 100,000 entries that included an array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of geographic regions and industries in the U.S. and around the world.

Open Job Position

Currently we do not have any open positions. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Information

Pueblo of Sandia | Tribal Administration Building | Lands Department
GIS Program
481 Sandia Loop
Bernalillo, NM 87004 | (505) 771-5084

Map/GIS Data Request Order Form

Please fill out the data request form and email it to The completed form is required for security compliance as some datasets are not shared without the approval of the Pueblo of Sandia Tribal Council. Click here to download the form

Geospatial Platform

Portal for ArcGIS (Secured Access)

The Pueblo of Sandia Portal for ArcGIS provides easy and secured web access (Chrome preferred) to GIS data for the Pueblo’s GIS users. To request access, please contact the Pueblo of Sandia GIS Program. 

Static Mapping Products

please contact the Pueblo of Sandia GIS Program.

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Certification 

New Mexico Geographic Information Council

New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association