You can continue to use GINA web map services through the end of April. You need to get a no cost (free) token from us to do so. The token will also make the alerting messages burned into in your maps go away.
Get your token here: TOKEN request form
Instructions for token use: TOKEN use instructions
UAF-GINA is transitioning our web mapping services to a subscription supported service. We plan to start charging fees for access after April 30, 2017. Prior to April 30, we are providing continued, no cost access to the GINA services. We will manage access during this transition period by issuing tokens at no cost to users.
Background information regarding the end of GINA’s public web services can be found at: The End of an Era webpage. This page also has information regarding the new subset of services being offered through the Alaska Geospatial Council.
To support the user community through the transition away from no cost services, GINA has added a new
TOKEN feature that will allow users with a
TOKEN to continue to access the GINA-provided web services during the transition period ending on April 30.
Users need to request a unique
GINA web services TOKEN to enable their continued use of the web services.
These tokens will help the community and GINA in the following way:
Request a TOKEN - GINA will connect back through email to provide a token.
Second, less preferred option, email us at email@example.com
note: we are still working out our process; currently it is manual - please give us 24 hours to respond
These tokens can be used by web application developers who access the tiles programmatically via WMS or tiles services (OpenLayers, Leaflet, MapBox, Esri, etc) and by desktop users (QGIS, ArcMap, Global Mapper, etc.) who connect to the WMS. The token will work with all GINA endpoints: BDL, Extras, and Ortho.
The details for how to integrate a TOKEN into a specific desktop GIS or web mapping service stack are still being refined. You can see our latest instructions here:
GINA TOKEN instructions - work in progress