Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC)

Visit the new format for the Alaska Geospatial Council website here.

The Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC) was established through a Memorandum of Agreement between six State departments and the University and endorsed by Governor Bill Walker on July 29, 2015. Since that date, additional members have been annexed to include federal and local government and Alaska Native representation. The purpose of the AGC is to improve geospatial activity in Alaska by:

  • Eliminating redundant expenditures and unnecessary staff activity across all business units;
  • Modernizing Alaska's geospatial holdings and infrastructure;
  • Fostering data sharing while making geospatial data broadly available to all stakeholders through enlightened data acquisition and distribution policy, and in general the
  • Implementation of the Alaska Geospatial Strategic Plan incrementally, as feasible.

The council is led by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. The AGC seeks to foster broad-based coordination by including federal and local government and Native Corporation representation. The AGC is the local and regional voice of Alaska as it interfaces with the Alaska Mapping Executive Committee.

News and Updates:
  • Geospatial Data Act of 2017: A bill introduced to the Senate on May 25th to improve the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) geospatial framework datasets through increased FGDC authority and oversight. The National Geographic Information Council supports the Geospatial Data Act READ MORE. The act will improve coordination at a National level for high-quality, consistent framework datasets READ MORE.
  • Imagery Services are accessible as wms, wmts, wcs and wfs. Please visit the FAQ for more information.
  • Get involved: Alaska Geospatial Council meetings and technical advisory group meetings occur quarterly. Technical working groups assigned to specific framework datasets also meet regularly. Contact us to get involved.

(Photo: Ed Fogels, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Natural Resources)