Who we are

The Northern Alaska Spatial Data Users Group (NASDUG) is a user group based in Fairbanks, Alaska that provides a forum for exchange of knowledge and data among geospatial professionals across northern Alaska. Users share a common interest in spatial data, GIS, and remote sensing. Meetings are held about once a month during the non-field-season period of the year. 
The NASDUG listserv is now a Google group.  Not all email addresses can be used to send messages to the entire group, but gmail accounts within the group can.  You can also contact one of the co-chairs and they will post messages.  The NASDUG email listserv was formerly maintained by at the Geophysical Institute at UAF.
Current News
As always, please contact one of the co-chairs if you have an idea for a presenter or topic.

On Thursday October 15, 2015 12-1 pm
Fairbanks North Star Borough Admin Center 
Chizmar Conference Room on the 1st floor

Charlie Barnwell with Merrick & Company will make presentation on LiDAR,
and catch up on any potential LiDAR needs in the area.

On May 1, 2013, Becci Anderson of the USGS presented an update on the new USGS topos, IfSAR, and NHD. A copy of her presentation is available on the Resources page. The meeting also included a discussion of upcoming fieldwork. Highlights include:
  • Joel Cusick of the National Park Service is looking for base stations for differential correction along the Dalton Highway 
  • Alaska DGGS is going to be mapping Saint Lawrence Island this summer, improving the map scale from the current 1:250k to 1:63,360
  • Cindy Hamfler of BLM is going to be using Contour GPS-enabled cameras for video work in Interior Alaska this summer to help characterize landscapes for remoteness
  • Will Putman of Tanana Chiefs Conference is undertaking several biomass projects around Interior Alaska this summer
 The 2014 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference will be coming to Fairbanks!  Start thinking about presentations now.  We hope you can attend!

Check out the jobs page for geospatial jobs in Alaska. Have a job to post? Contact one of us to get it posted.
Past Happenings
October 30th meeting was at noon at the FNSB Borough Assembly Chambers (and via GoTo Meeting).  Speakers were Dayne Broderson of GINA giving updates to Alaska Ortho and DEM projects and Tom Duncan of FNSB covering new LiDAR and Pictometry collections.
September 25, 2012 at 3:30pm in the Geophysical Institute Globe Room. Dr. Anthony Arendt will present Applications of GIS tools to ongoing glaciological research at the UAF Geophysical Institute.
The June 2012 meeting featured Melanie Harlow and Steve Snow from ESRI and a preview of LiDAR and imagery upgrades for ArcGIS 10.1.
Scott Arko, from the Alaska Satellite Facility, presented about work done with historical aerial photography on April 26, 2012.  If you would like a copy of his presentation, you can download it from this FTP site..
Check out the Resources page to download a copy of Keith Cunningham's presentation on the climatic data available through the Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP) at the March 28th meeting. 
John and Terri from ESRI presented a shortened version of the ESRI "Extend the Reach of Your GIS" seminar on Tuesday November 1, 2011.  You can look at the materials (handouts, slides, demos) from the class at: http://www.esri.com/events/seminars/extend-your-reach/materials/index.html 
IEEE GRSS Inaugural Meeting-----

The IEEE (Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers) Alaska Section Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) has formed a chapter in Alaska.  The inaugural meeting was hosted at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center on Thursday November 17, 2011, featuring a talk and town-hall discussion with Dr. Mark Myers, Vice Chancellor for Research, UAF and former Director of USGS

"The Role of Remote Sensing in the Environmental and Economic Development of Alaska"

 To find out more about and participate in the society: http://www.grss-ieee.org/.

--Site updated 31 October 2012-- 
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