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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.