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.
|Polar Satellite Captures Fire Spread|
Posted 3 days ago
The above animation of VIIRS polar satellite imagery over interior Alaska south of the Brooks Range from the afternoon of 15 Jul 2016, shows how quickly
fires can spread in less then 4 hours. The three images used for this
animation were modified versions of the NaturalColor RGB, where the 2.3
um channel was assigned to the red color component (rather than 1.6 um),
0.86 um to green, and 0.64 um to blue. The 2.3 um has
similar ice and snow absorption characteristics as the 1.6 um, but with
more sensitivity to hot spots and fires. In this imagery the
red pixels are the hottest and most active fires with bluish colored
smoke blown eastward by strong west winds.
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.