Geospatial Training Lab (directions)
- The GINA Geospatial Training Lab is located in the Westridge Research Building (WRRB) room 004. There are a total of sixteen workstations plus one set up as an instructor workstation. There is a lectern with power and network jacks, connected to a projector. All lab machines run CentOS with Windows 7 Professional in a virtual environment.
- Alaska Mapped is the state’s main source for current and historical aerial images. GINA and the Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative (SDMI) collect the data.
- AlaskaView is part of the nationwide program known as AmericaView. The purpose of AmericaView is to provide satellite data for educational, research, and workforce development uses.
Alaska Energy Data Inventory
- The Alaska Energy Data Inventory (AEDI) project inventories and compiles available Alaska energy resource data suitable for electrical power generation and space heating.
Ecological Mapping and Field Site Photography
- This project revised and completed ecological mapping of northern Alaska. This work builds on prior efforts undertaken by the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy and industry providing a consistent interpretation throughout the North Slope region. In addition field site photography (ground and helicopter based) were compiled for over 14,000 locations on the North Slope.
North Slope Lakes Winter SAR Analysis
- The primary result of this project is a GIS vector dataset (shapefile) that identifies areas of winter liquid water availability within lakes throughout the North Slope coastal plain. This data set represents a one-time “snapshot” of winter liquid water availability as determined through the analysis of 36 SAR images that were acquired during April 2009. In addition the project final report and technical background documents are provided.
Permafrost Database and Maps for Northern Alaska
- Permafrost soils data from nearly 900 sites were compiled into a geodatabase and used to support landscape-level mapping of permafrost characteristics in northern Alaska. The project by Alaska Ecoscience and UAF scientists was supported by the Arctic Land Conservation Cooperative in collaboration with GINA.
MODIS-derived Snow Metrics
- The National Park Service and Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) developed an algorithm to derive snow cover climatology for Alaska using the MODIS snow cover daily product.
MODIS-derived NDVI metrics
- GINA and the National Park Service worked together to develop a MODIS-derived NDVI metrics algorithm. The data products from this project are available as a Web Coverage Service (WCS) with MODIS-derived yearly NDVI metrics. The data coverage includes the entire state of Alaska for the years between 2000 and 2010.
- The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (Sizonet) is an interdisciplinary project to observe seasonal sea ice in the context of sweeping environmental, geo-political, and socio-economic change.
North Slope Science Catalog
- The North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) provides a framework for collaborative scientific research in the North Slope.
- Pacific Area Climate Monitoring and Analysis Network is a multi-year effort to better understand how climate change impacts freshwater resources (and the communities that depend on those resources) in Alaska and Hawaii
- The Alaska ShoreZone Project is taking an inventory of the biology and geology of Alaska’s immense coastline by making millions of photographs, video, and digital data of Alaska
Arctic Transportation Network
- The Alaska Transportation Network (ATN) is an effort to improve oil and gas transportation on Alaska’s North Slope, the area north of the Brooks Range.
- Swathviewer is the main web portal used to browse two-decades-worth of GINA’s satellite imagery.
- The Puffin Feeder is our website that provides a simple interface to access near-realtime imagery products. These products may be directly captured or generated based on other data feeds and are available through the website and as RSS (rich site summary) feeds.
- GINA's Sensor Data System