Geographic Information Network of Alaska

Committee Room 4 
Meeting started on Wednesday 9 July at 10.39am. Ended at 12.12pm

Arctic
Witnesses
Jane Rumble, Head of Polar Regions Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Henry Burgess, Deputy Head of Polar Regions Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Martin Molloy, Senior Executive Officer, United Nations, OSCE and Arctic Policy, Ministry of Defence; and Debbie Brothers, Deputy Head of Bilateral Relations, NATO and Europe Policy, Ministry of Defence

Devil’s Canyon, AK - LiDAR point cloud texture rendered using high resolution digital ortho-photography, displayed over the same ortho-photography draped over Digital Terrain Model (DTM) data generated from the same LiDAR dataset.  

These images were built using QT Modeler v 8.0… To borrow an expression from Napoleon Dynamite, flippin sweet software!

A quote from Jay Cable about Devil’s Canyon - “Class V+, death water!”

-Pete

"How can we better manage the changes in the Arctic?" ask researchers of new report The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions, co-written with IARC support.

Article giving kudos to Mitch@GINA for excellent support of UAF snow researcher Matthew Sturm this last winter.

Go Mitch!

-dayne

We have received 2m DEMs derived from DigitalGlobe imagery for the EPSCoR Alaska ACE test cases.  Here is one example.  Can you guess where this is located?

We have received 2m DEMs derived from DigitalGlobe imagery for the EPSCoR Alaska ACE test cases.  Here is one example.  Can you guess where this is located?

GINA has dived into the land of Facebook social media.  Time to go like uafgina Facebook page.

We’ve now got http://uafgina.tumblr.com , http://twitter.com/uafgina , and and https://www.facebook.com/uafgina

Enjoy!

GOES-14 SRSOR: severe thunderstorms over the central Plains

From the CIMSS Satellite Blog:

The GOES-14 satellite continued to be in Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) mode on 11 May 2014, capturing the development of thunderstorms along a dryline that stretched from the Texas Panhandle into far southwestern Kansas. As a southward-moving cold front intersected this dryline, McIDAS images of 1-minute interval GOES-14 0.63 µm visible channel data… read more

Interesting post by our colleagues in Madison, Wisconsin.

-Tom

We’ve got our first big fire near Fairbanks of the season.  May 11th MODIS scene shows the smoke coming from a fire south-east of Fairbanks.
You can grab the image from GINA Feeder:
http://feeder.gina.alaska.edu/modis-gina-alaska-naturalcolor-images/2014_05_11_22_21_jd131
The OSM overlay used above is available as a WMS at:
http://ogc.gina.alaska.edu/osm
The actual fire details can be found at the Alaska Fiire Service’s website:
http://afsmaps.blm.gov/imf_fire/imf.jsp?site=fire
-dayne

We’ve got our first big fire near Fairbanks of the season.  May 11th MODIS scene shows the smoke coming from a fire south-east of Fairbanks.

You can grab the image from GINA Feeder:

http://feeder.gina.alaska.edu/modis-gina-alaska-naturalcolor-images/2014_05_11_22_21_jd131

The OSM overlay used above is available as a WMS at:

http://ogc.gina.alaska.edu/osm

The actual fire details can be found at the Alaska Fiire Service’s website:

http://afsmaps.blm.gov/imf_fire/imf.jsp?site=fire

-dayne