The Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) is the University of Alaska’s mechanism for organizing and sharing its diverse data and technological capabilities among the Alaskan, arctic, and world communities.

Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, GINA operates at all three of UA’s main residential campuses. GINA unites and extends UA’s GIS and remote sensing activities through the use of internationally adopted standards and shared web portals. GINA collaborates with academic, Federal/State/local agencies, industry/consultants, NGOs/Foundations, and private sector organizations to serve geospatial data with special focus on covering the state of Alaska.

GINA provides a distributed data system for geospatial information and maintains an enterprise-level geographic information system (GIS) with online archiving, internet mapping, and metadata services. We offer training and assistance in satellite image processing, GIS, and visualization. GINA provides custom processing, server-side analysis, and visualization tools.

GINA holds an extensive inventory of satellite images and aerial photos taken largely over the state of Alaska. The majority of our data is available online and can be freely downloaded.