GINA is a mechanism within the University of Alaska (UA) for sharing data and technical capacity among Alaskan, Arctic, and world communities.
Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, GINA promotes collaboration at the local, state, and federal levels by increasing community-wide participation in the discovery and use of geospatial data. GINA’s products and services greatly expand the range of available analysis capabilities in order to better address research and management requirements.
|We recently put together a prototype time enabled Web Mapping...|
Posted about 1 month ago
We recently put together a prototype time enabled Web Mapping Service (WMS) with data from MODIS and VIIRS from 2015 to mid July 2016, and as an experiment, generated a short time lapse from it. The data in this video is a false color presentation using VIIRS “I” bands 3,2, and 1, a band combination we call “Landcover”. The video spans January 2015 to July 2016, and has some interesting natural processes in it - check out the ice movement, and the spring snow melt process. The affect the seasons have on the sensor’s coverage is also visible as the visible bands of VIIRS are only active over areas of the earth illuminated by the sun.
GINA receives numerous geospatial data sets, many in real time. Information is then rapidly processed and managed for use by scientiﬁc researchers, state and federal agencies, and the general public.
GINA is involved with many Alaskan, Arctic and International projects. Our goal is to increase community-wide participation in the discovery and sharing of geospatial data.
GINA teams with partner institutions and agencies to create information products and services that are used in a variety of projects to better display and understand spatial information.