NGP User Engagement Office

Alaska Mapping Executive Committee

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

Committee Co-Chairs

  • RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Deputy Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency 
  • Dr. James Reilly, Director, United States Geological Survey

Meeting Information

  • The most recent meeting was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Herbert C. Hoover Department of Commerce building in Washington, DC. The meeting was hosted by NOAA and focused on coastal mapping strategies and collaboration opportunities. The Committee also reviewed a recommendation from the AMEC Technical Subcommittee regarding future mapping priorities.
  • Updated AMEC mapping priorities approved by the executives include completion of statewide updates of the imagery, hydrography and shoreline themes, and development of a strategic plan for acquiring coastal topographic/bathymetric data for the State. Requirements for four additonal layers including wetlands, vegetation, targeted lidar, and targeted geophysical data are being devleloped for further review by AMEC executives at the next meeting.
  • The next meeting will be held in spring 2020. Date in February and April 2020 are being explored.



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