Annual Events

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

GeoJam at the 51st Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference

"Centuries Charting Change"

The 2017 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference will be held February 13-17, 2017 at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. The GeoJam is a combination of the past GIS Jam and Technical Session tracks and will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Conference details are available at:

Planning for the 2017 Alaska Surveying and Mapping Conference has begun. This is a great opportunity to get involved not only with the GIS community but also the surveying community in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and the rest of Alaska. Please contact Mike Knapp, the GeoJam Cooridnator, to participate on the 2017 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.