Monday, December 16, 2013

Training Announcement: AK Hydro Editing and Workflow Training


Please join us for a free, hands-on training of Alaska's hydrography stewardship model, the Alaska Hydrography Database (AK Hydro).

Location: AK DNR TIPS Training Room, Anchorage, AK
Date(s): February 3-5, 2014

Attendees will gain exposure to the standards and workflows required to participate in the statewide hydrography collaboration, as well as get hands-on experience editing and contributing updates to both AK Hydro and the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD). If you're interested in updating hydrography data in Alaska, then this training is for you!

This training is sponsored by the Alaska Hydrography Technical Working Group (AHTWG). For more information about AHTWG, please visit

For more information about the training or to sign up, please contact Becci Anderson at

Click here for the training flyer.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Event Announcement: ASPRS Accuracy Standards Update

Organization: ASPRS
Comment Period: December 12 - February 1, 2014.

CLICK HERE to view the PDF version of the ASPRS Accuracy Standard Update.

Dr. Dave Maune will be giving a web presentation for the April 2014 AAUG/URISA meeting about the new ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data, the major new standards that replace the ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Large-Scale Maps (1990) designed for paper maps only. Dave is the lead author of these new ASPRS standards.

The draft standards are presented for public comment in the December, 2013 issue of PE&RS (see link at the top of this annoucement). All comments on the draft ASPRS accuracy standards are due by February 1st, after which there may be changes to the final standards as a result of the feedback received. The final standards are to be approved by the ASPRS Executive Committee during the ASPRS Annual Conference, March 24th-28th.

Comments should be forwarded via email to no later than February 1, 2014. The current plan is to review all comments and finalize the document for ASPRS Board approval in March 2014.

Dr. David Maune is the Senior Remote Sensing Project Manager at Dewberry Consultants LLC, headquartered in Fairfax, VA. He is an ASPRS Fellow and a charter member of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) which advises the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Training Announcement: Alaska HAZUS Overview

Organization: FEMA
Location: Anchorage, AK
Date(s): January 7-8, 2014

This course is designed to provide an overview of HAZUS tools such as CDMS and the earthquake and flood models. This course will provide each user with necessary requirements to update HAZUS with local data and complete flood and earthquake analysis using ShakeMaps and flood depth grids.

Course Description Document

For more information, please contact Kelly Stone at or call 425-487-4636.

Deadline to apply is December 16.

Job Posting: GIS Specialist

Organization: Matanuska-Susitna Borough
Location: Palmer, AK
Closing Date: 12/05/2013

Online Job Announcement

Position Description Document

The employee occupying the position of this class is responsible for creating, editing, and maintaining GIS data; producing maps, reports, illustrations, and charts of GIS data; supporting other Borough department staff to properly access, query, and analyze GIS data. The position inventories, archives, and provides documentation for an extensive library of GIS data, topographic and photographic imagery, and mapping products. This is a bargaining unit position.