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 mapping, GIS and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) data collection, GIS Map Books, 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 the Pueblo’s geospatial data efficiently and enforce data integrity. The objective is to organize all data with a logical, clear structure and labeling system to enable all authorized users to access geospatial data and the consolidation of fragmented GIS information and to improve understanding of each GIS data set and how it relates to other data within a spatial and temporal context via the Esri ArcGIS platform. The GIS program also follows systematic application of quality control/quality assurance protocols during GIS workflows for new as well as updated existing data.

Technology Solutions Adopted

ArcGIS Desktop Advanced v10.6.1; ArcGIS Enterprise Server Advanced and Image Server v10.6.1; Portal for ArcGIS; ArcGIS Online; 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.

Contact Information

Pueblo of Sandia | Tribal Administration Building | Lands Department
GIS Program
481 Sandia Loop
Bernalillo, NM 87004
vachrekar@sandiapueblo.nsn.us | (505) 771-5084

Map/GIS Data Request Order Form

Please fill out the data request form and email it to gis@sandiapueblo.nsn.us. 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. The Portal can also be accessed by clicking on the image below along with authenticated login information. To request a login, please contact the Pueblo of Sandia GIS Program. 

GIS Web Applications (Public Access) 

Federal Fire History around the Pueblo of Sandia– 1980-2017 – Temporal Series
Transportation Infrastructure – New Mexico
Emergency Management Data – New Mexico
Effective FEMA Flood Zones, Base Flood Elevations & Watershed Boundaries – Bernalillo/Sandoval Counties

Static Mapping Products

please contact the Pueblo of Sandia GIS Program.

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

TribalGIS.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Certification
New Mexico Geographic Information Council
New Mexico Floodplain Managers Association