In December 2016, Andy Robertson of GeoSpatial Services was selected as co-chair of the Alaska Wetlands Technical Working Group. This working group, approved by the Alaska governor in November 2016, is part of the Alaska GeoSpatial Council (AGC). The AGC, led by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, seeks to
- improve geospatial activity in the state by modernizing Alaska's geospatial holdings and infrastructure;
- eliminate redundent expenditures and unnecessary staff activity across all business units;
- foster data sharing while making geospatial data broadly available to all stakeholders through eliminated data acquisition and distribution policy
Andy will be traveling to Anchorage in February 2017 to present at the Alaska Survey and Mapping Conference.