GeoPortal for Eeyou Istchee


Background Information

The GeoPortal delivers geospatial information to Cree communities for purposes of supporting research, discussion, planning and decision making related to resource management and tourism development. The Portal incorporates Cree traditional knowledge datasets in combination with information and base maps (vector and satellite images) from other distributed data sources. It conforms to the CGDI standards and specifications and supports applications based on visualization of map data such as outfitting permits renewal and right of first refusal, environmental monitoring, environmental change monitoring etc.

The main objective of the Portal is to provide Cree users with a wide range of geographic information on:

The geospatial Portal provides access to the following information and services:

Users are able to access information of interest relevant to the area through use of the following interactive maps:


The GeoPortal for Eeyou Istchee was created jointly by the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA) and the Cree Trappers Association (CTA) and was funded in part by the Natural Resources Canada GeoConnections program.

All the elements of the geospatial Portal infrastructure were designed and developed by Strata360, while the Montreal office of ESRI Canada provided technical and programming support to the Portal development.