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News archive

New aerial photos of Greenlandic towns

In the summer of 2016, Asiaq had new impressive aerial photos taken of Nuuk, Sisimiut, Ilulissat and Maniitsoq.

Asiaq uses the new aerial photos to update the technical map of the towns. The town maps will be updated with e.g. new roads, hiking trails, buildings, addresses, and building numbers (B-numbers).

When Asiaq has finished updating the town maps, you will also be able to see the maps on

The new aerial photos can be studied on the website or by clicking the following links for Nuuk, Maniitsoq, Sisimiut, Ilulissat.

What the Game of Thrones has to do with Asiaq?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Look here:          Nikolaj Coster-Waldau brings Greenland's changing landscape to Street View - YouTube

Since 2014, Asiaq, with financial support from Visit Greenland and Air Greenland have cooperated with Google to map towns and settlements throughout Greenland using the Google Street View Trekker, a system with cameras that shoot in all directions. Now, with the online tool anyone can take virtual trips along the coast of Greenland, helping to bring knowledge of our beautiful country to the world. To date, Asiaq, with good help from many volunteers, has mapped 44 towns and settlements in Greenland as well as many additional spectacular sites in uninhabited areas (see Igaliku here ).

It is a wonderful service, giving much more than just a snapshot of Greenland: Street View can help to create awareness of serious global challenges such as climate change.

And who could be better suited to bring this message to the world than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the Greenlandic married Hollywood star, from the Game of Thrones, and Goodwill Ambassador for the climate goals of the United Nations?

Asiaq sent our specialist, Eva Mätzler, to South Greenland to act as a technical advisor and coordinator for Mr. Coster-Waldau and the film team.  We are proud of our contribution to this amazing short film from South Greenland, which brings a stunningly beautiful and thoughtful message to the world.

Media plan: Greenlandic media and and our homepage

Timing: Following the international Google Launch on February 7th 2017


Contact person Asiaq: Eva Mätzler, 34 88 83,

”Weather Now” has got a quick little brother

sila maannakkut

Få et hurtigt overblik over vejret – selv med en dårlig forbindelse.

Efter lanceringen af den nye vejr-hjemmeside, som viser det aktuelle vejr for over 40 forskellige steder langs Grønlands kyst, har der været arbejdet på en let og hurtig udgave af siden, så du nu også med en begrænset internetforbindelse og sporadisk dækning kan følge med i vejret. Nu er der en løsning på plads, som kan dække de efterspurgte behov. Du kan finde siden på

For at slanke siden så meget som muligt, præsenteres de aktuelle målinger for alle stationer i tabelvisning. De seneste 24 timers målinger samt koordinaterne for hver station kan findes ved at klikke sig ind på stationerne. Har man brug for mere information, såsom længere tidsserier, flere parametre, grafer, ekstremværdier, søgefunktioner og stationers positioner placeret på et kort, kan man via et enkelt klik navigere over på den fulde vejrhjemmeside og lege videre. God fornøjelse!

Asiaq launches new weather portal - now you can see the current weather in over 40 places in Greenland!

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Never before has it been easier to see how the weather is like right now either in your home town, in the city where your grandparents’ plane takes off from, or on your sailing routes along the coast. On Asiaq’s redesigned weather homepage,, you can follow current weather observations for more than 40 cities, settlements and offshore locations. You can find temperature, wind conditions, pressure, humidity, visibility, and much more at present and back in time. It is important for the safety at sea and on land to have a comprehensive, clear, and user friendly page for finding relevant and updated information about the weather. Now it is easy to choose the right clothing before leaving home. Furthermore, the observations on the page are texted and ready for reading aloud for the benefit of visually impaired people.

Arctic Winter Games will be needing weather observations

The timing for the launch is not coincidental. ”With Arctic Winter Games just around the corner, there is great interest from both organizers and spectators to have the opportunity to see how the weather will be at the individual venues under the AWG” – says project manager Majbritt Westring Sørensen, and continues: ”Therefore we have worked extra hard to complete the weather page so people can see the current weather in the centre of Nuuk, at the airport, on top of the alpine skiing lift, and in Qinngorput.”. ”This type of events are highly dependent on the weather situation – and our planning and replanning are deeply dependent on us being able to observe the weather and how it evolves. Therefore climate stations are an important element when we are preparing ourselves for any possible situations” says Arnakkuluk Jo Kleist, Assistant to General Manager for AWG.<\p>

More and faster

The updated weather page replaces the familiar Asiaq weather homepage (same URL) which showed data for 19 different locations. Now this number has been increased to 42, and with a time delay of only 17 minutes, the weather cannot be more current. You can already now go to and see what the weather is like right where YOU are..

Asiaq releases Qullissat archive


Asiaq, Greenland Survey, are now releasing old and new observations from Qullissat on Thanks to the royal visit in Qullissat, and international scientific research in old coal mining societies, Asiaq has been in the archives, and been on the spot this summer.

The archives comprises 10 years of files from 1958 to 1968. Here you find the technical information behind the last rise and decline of a flowerishing city. It's early survey, the stories related to the school building, subsidy housing, the frequent issues on water supply, and more, gives you an impression of building and maintaining the framework for creating and operating a living city.

Asiaq was in Qullissat in June, preparing arial photage and digital terrain model by drone and documenting the city with Google Streetview. The city will be used for calibrating the satelitte mapping of Greenland, so white crosses and other markers has been placed around the city.

​Henrik Forsberg, General Project Manager and acting CEO, says: "Qullissat has an exciting story for most people, and also for a company like Asiaq. It is an old story, that we still can learn from today in all research and planning. Asiaq is a the same time working on releasing their information digitized, and Qullissat is good material for practizing. We hope, that many will find the technical archives interesting and exciting. More will come over the next yars."

​Many informations like drill samples, pictures and other technical information are still used to day in modern planning and construction, so there is a wish for making data easily accessible.