The Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC) was established through a 2015 Memorandum of Agreement between six State departments and the University of Alaska and has since been expanded to include representatives of federal and local governments and Alaska Native organizations. 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, and receives adminstrative support through the Division of Geological and Geophyiscal Surveys (DGGS). 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. 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.
- The State of Alaska's has a new Geospatial Information Officer (GIO), Dr. Leslie Jones
- State of Alaska Open Data Geoportal: The AGC has launched the State's first agency-wide open data portal. The site provides a one-stop shop for public data, maps, and apps.
- The Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC) organization has been moved for administrative and technical support purposes to the Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) as of July 2019.