The AGC has been successful in establishing Federal partnerships that have consistently contributed to cost sharing. The elevation component of the base map was included in the President's FFY2014 budget and is anticipated to be included in the FFY2015 Presidential budget. Continuing resolutions and the inability by congress to pass a budget has been detrimental to Federal funding, despite these challenges great progress has been achieved. It is important the State of Alaska continue its good faith effort to fund these capital programs.
The following graph illustrates the programs already underway and anticipated to be complete by 2018, associated overall completed costs and who is bearing the cost. At the end of the day, this project is being accomplished through intergovernmental collaboration, a shared mission of responsibility and the shared vision of a mutually beneficial outcome.
This graph illustrates the funding contributions regarding imagery
It should be acknowledged there are several complimentary Federal mapping programs being executed in Alaska. These include bathymetric mapping (undersea), shoreline mapping, GRAV-D, US TOPO and Hydrographic. These are in excess of the elevation and imagery components and contribute to the overall modernization of the Alaska map and geospatial capabilities. The following graph illustrates the programs already underway and anticipated to be complete by 2018, associated costs and who is bearing the cost: