Building a Sustainable GIS Framework for Supporting a Tribal Transportation Program

As the oil boom in the Bakken oil field changes the way of life on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and increases the need to adapt to rapid change, the leaders are assessing the reservation's government structure, needs, and vision for the long term. The tribal members' awareness of the need for change is a starting point for planning for a sustainable social and economic development on the reservation. For sound sustainable development, maintaining close relationships among federal, state, county, and reservation agencies is critically important. Because of jurisdiction and longstanding traditions, the relationship among the entities might be complex, sensitive, and challenging. Through well-established information systems and by sharing data/information, these challenges can be overcome to achieve synergy in establishing a plan and vision for the reservation.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    1320 Albrecht Blvd.
    Fargo, ND  United States  58102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lee, EunSu

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Start Date: 20130101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170315
  • Source Data: MPC-425

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489493
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC08
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 9 2013 1:01AM