Annual Events

In addition to monthly meetings, AAUG coordinates the following annual events:


GeoJam at the Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference


The 2019 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference, Mapping Decisions, was held February 13-15 at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. The GeoJam is a combination of the past GIS Jam and Technical Session tracks and was held Thursday and Friday.

Conference details are available at: http://aksmc.org/

Planning for the next Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference will begin mid year. This is a great opportunity to get involved not only with the local GIS community but also GIS professionals around the state. Please contact Michelle Pearson, the GeoJam Cooridnator, to participate on the next conference planning committee.

Past GIS Jam Presentations

This is an excellent resource to refresh your memory or catch up on any sessions you missed. Click here...


GIS Day Event in November


AAUG and National Park Service host a GIS Day event, generally held in November on the Friday before Thanksgiving at AAPLIC in downtown Anchorage. This event is planned toward an audience of elementary school students. We present a two-hour interactive program, repeated throughout the day for each group of students that attend.

Our event normally draws around 200 students from local schools to participate in GPS and GIS activities. We are hoping for an equally good turnout this year and need lots of volunteers to make this day a success!

Please contact Angie Southwould to volunteer or visit the GIS Day website for more information.