The Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference, Inc. (ASMC), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed by four professional organizations representing surveying and mapping in Alaska. Best known for our annual conference, ASMC has a storied history since the first conference in February 1966. The annual conference is planned by volunteers who meet year-round to organize short courses and networking opportunities. For many years the ASMC has partnered with a user group to help develop program content, and with the University of Alaska Anchorage Geomatics Student Association.
The member organizations and partner user group are:
The Alaska Section, based in Fairbanks, is an affiliate of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS). AAGS aims to lead the community of geodetic, surveying, and land information data users through the 21st century through the development of new educational programs, presentations, seminars, and workshops on topics related to geodetic surveying.
The Alaska Society of Professional Land Surveyors (ASPLS) exists as a common interest group to share new technology, to review problem areas which would affect our profession or our clients, to cooperate with each other to the advancement of our profession, and to serve as a guide to others who are interested in regulating or adjudicating the work which we do.
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) promotes the ethical application of active and passive sensors, the disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and other supporting geospatial technologies. The Alaska Region of ASPRS fulfills this goal within the community by linking members with common interests in applied remote sensing across sectors through meetings and seminars.
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is a leading provider of learning and knowledge for the GIS community. URISA strives to provide exceptional educational experiences, a vibrant and connected community, and the essential resources you need to be successful in your career. URISA is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community come together to share concerns and ideas. URISA Alaska is a statewide organization of Alaskan professionals dedicated to leading the GIS practice in The Great Land.
The Alaska Arc User Group (AAUG) is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for training, discussion, and exchange of knowledge and data among the users of ESRI software and related geospatial technologies. The focus of AAUG is to educate ourselves and others about the applications of GIS across the many disciplines where it is applied, including earth-sciences, sociology, economics, and others across the private, government, and academic sectors. AAUG brings together experienced GIS practitioners from all of these areas to share ideas, tips, tricks, and valid practices.