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GIS offers new ways to look at the world

...diseases worldwide, to regional elephant migration patterns, students are learning about the many layers of Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, for the first time in local classrooms. Soldotna Prep geography teacher Nathan Erfurth opened...
Soldotna seeks to further develop its airport

...part be used to look at clearances for takeoffs and landings, he said. The city will upload the data into a geographic information system through an FAA database. Currently, 163 aircraft are based out of the Soldotna airport, according to an...
Soldotna planning team looks to future was formed to identify where the city should be directing focus and efforts, said city Planning and Geographic Information Systems Technician Austin Johnson. Bolder investments and more aggressive planning were two subjects addressed at...
Kenai city planner looks to clean up codes

...Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography with a concentration in Planning and Development. He has a certificate in Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIS). Kelley said the GIS portion of his job requires he maintains the citiy's GIS land-use...
Soldotna looks at permitting for food trucks

...commission member Colleen Denbrock. "It is good for us and it is good for them." Soldotna's city Planning and Geographic Information Systems Technician Austin Johnson said the current permitting process required of the vendors is burdening for both...
Researchers study Southeast Alaska watershed changes

...are working to figure out how, why, and what those changes mean.Sanjay Pyare, Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Systems and Landscape Ecology, Sonia Nagorski, Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, Brian Buma...
Homer woman creates map models to help businesses

...customers find you as comfortably and conveniently as possible in local search results." Google Maps uses geographic information system -- GIS -- data to build maps and locate addresses. Sometimes the pins -- the dots showing an address on...
City maps storm flow

...its way into waterways." Kobylarz said that she inputs the information into a mapmaking program called a Geographic Information System that organizes the data. Soldotna's established infrastructure cut down on the legwork necessary to create...
LiDAR: Provides wealth of information

...was better than Christmas. I was handed the much anticipated Kenai Peninsula 2008 LiDAR data. For a GIS (Geographic Information System) analyst, it is like ice cream to a baby, and we were given 500 gigabytes of the stuff. I've distributed...
First female post commander in Alaska takes charge at Fort Wainwright

...Point. She has bachelor's degrees in geology and geography and a master's degree in remote sensing and geographic information systems. She has been assigned to several different engineer units with the Army Corps of Engineers, Department...


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