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The land registry is based on the Insight security framework, which provides the modular flexibility and scalability required to meet the growing and changing needs of an emerging government. This Web-based deployment allows lands officers to access the system on- and off-site. Permission-based viewing with 256-bit SSL certificate security ensures that only authorized eyes can view sensitive information. The Huu-ay-aht Land Registry translates the nation's laws and regulations into straightforward workflows that allow lands officers to multitask across many applications at different stages of approval without missing a step. Where appropriate, workflows are automated to reduce pressure on the small lands office from time-sensitive deadlines, especially those concerning consultation and referral. The rich, visual interface is powered by ArcGIS Server 10.0 (SP2), SQL Server and Silverlight. It's accessible through any modern Web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla FireFox 8+, Safari 5+, Chrome, etc.) with an active Internet connection. Map elements within the land-registry system allow permitted users to access a complete set of GIS tools with which to search, query and draw without any specialized software on their computer. These tools include pan, zoom, extent, identify, feature query, drawing tools, point, line, polygon, screen capture and display assets. The Huu-ay-aht land-registry interface provides a rich visual Building for the Future One-click drilldowns through cadastral, orthophoto and basemap "We are now one year old, in terms of a nation, and we are trying to rebuild," adds Larry Johnson. "So we have a lot of stories to tell. We would like to share with other First Nations who are embarking on the same journey, whether you're going for a treaty or you're just going for self-government, you want to be able to manage your own lands and affairs." The Huu-ay-aht First Nations have emerged as a progressive government with an eye to the future "not only for their children, but the children's children … and their grandchildren." They have embraced cuttingedge technology to take on the challenge of creating a new government on the world stage. The Huu-ay-aht want to share the story of their journey to self-governance with the hope that they can inform and inspire other First Peoples to unlock their lands and build a bright future for generations to come. Larry Johnson sums it up best: "We have been here since the beginning of time; we will be here until the end of time." Author's Note: To find out more, watch Unlocking the Land, the story of how the Huu-ay-aht First Nations have begun to unlock the wealth of their lands using the Insight Land Registry, at,, and a video link at Government Special Issue overview of the nation's lands and interests. layers empower Lands Office clerks to demonstrate rights and title quickly and within the context of surrounding interests. A secure Insight framework translates Huu-ay-aht laws and regulations into clear, straightforward workflows. Brandon Thompson is business development and marketing coordinator, CloverPoint; e-mail: N O V E M B E R 2 O 1 2 / W W W . G E O P L A C E . C O M 25

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