NGP User Engagement Office

Alaska Mapping Executive Committee

The Alaska Mapping Executive Committee (AMEC) coordinates the modernization of critical Alaska map layers. Executives from multiple federal agencies and the State meet twice annually to prioritize mapping objectives. AMEC currently promotes acquisition of several digital map layers including Imagery, Elevation, Terrestrial Hydrography, Wetlands, Coastal Shorelines and Bathymetry, and GRAV-D. 

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Department of Commerce, assignment pending with new Administration appointees
  • Department of Interior, assignment pending with new Administration appointees

Meeting Information

  • The most recent meeting was held virtually on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Highlights included:
    • Significant recent accomplishments were recognized including organization of the Alaska Coastal Mapping Subcommittee, acquisition of a statewide imagery mosaic, and completion of statewide IfSAR elevation data coverage.
    • Status of hydrography, imagery, GRAV-D, shorelines, coastal bathymetry, and terrestrial hydrography was presented.
    • Requirements for mapping wetlands, vegetation, high resolution elevation, and geophysical survey data were presented. 
    • State and Federal collaboration to acquire critical map layers required to monitor the Barry Arm and other potential landslides in Alaska was emphasized.
    • A request was made for the AMEC Technical Subcommittee to review and provide a recommendation regarding adding wetlands as a monitored theme. A recommendation to add wetlands was subsequently made by the Technical Subcommittee and approved virtually by AMEC executives. 
  • The next meeting is scheduled to be held virtually on April 28, 2021.

 

Contacts

Tracy Joe Fuller

Alaska Mapping Program Manager & UE Elevation Focus Area Coordinator
NGP User Engagement Office
Phone: 303-601-7652

Brian Wright

National Map Liaison AK
NGP User Engagement Office
Phone: 907-201-0113

David Saghy

Chief, NGP User Engagement
National Geospatial Program
Phone: 703-648-5954