Publications

The International Encyclopedia of Geography is Here

The AAG and an international team of distinguished editors and authors announce a new major reference work for Geography: The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Available as an online resource and as a 15-volume full-color print set published by Wiley, this is an invaluable resource for libraries, geographers, GIScientists, students and academic departments around the globe.…
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AAAS Director Rush Holt To Discuss ‘Advancing Science in the Public Arena’

Rush D. Holt, , chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will deliver a featured talk, "Advancing Science in the Public Arena," at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston on Thursday, April 6, 11:50 - 1:10  in Room 103, Third Level, of the Hynes Convention Center. Holt is a Phi Beta…
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AAG 2017 Boston Featured Theme — Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

AAG 2017 Boston — Featured Theme Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG This special theme will feature 50 sessions with more than 250 presentations at the intersection of human rights and geography and will build on the AAG’s decade-long initiatives in this area. Speakers from leading international human rights organizations, academia, government, and…
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AAG 2017 Boston Special Policy Events — The 2016 U.S. Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond

AAG 2017 Boston — Special Policy Events The 2016 Elections: Implications for Geography and Beyond This series of sessions will focus on analysis and research on the 2016 election, and what the results may mean for geography, the nation, and our planet.   This special track features the session, “The 2016 Elections: Implications for Geography…
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AAG 2017 Boston Featured Theme — Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century

AAG 2017 Boston — Featured Theme Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century Burgeoning global population along with increasing appetite for high-protein or resource demanding food choices may double demands on world agriculture by 2050. At the same time groundwater depletion and climate change are negatively impacting the availability of sufficient water to…
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AAG 2017 Boston Featured Theme — Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice

AAG 2017 Boston — Featured Theme Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice Uncertainty and context pose fundamental challenges in geographic research and GIScience. Geospatial data are imbued with error (, measurement and sampling error), and understanding of the effects of contextual influences on human behavior and experience are…
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GTU Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographical Honor Society is accepting scholarship applications through June 1, 2017. Details about the 2017 GTU Scholarships are posted at  Five awards of $1,000 each are available to support the education of GTU members. Follow the links to access the criteria, instructions, a template for the cover page, and timeline. Applications should be e-mailed no…
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NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences Outreach Sessions at the AAG Meeting in Boston, April 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10:00-11:40 Interdisciplinary Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF) This panel will provide an opportunity to learn about various interdisciplinary funding opportunities that exist for geographers at the National Science Foundation. The panel will begin with an overview of NSF’s Ten Big Ideas for Future Investments and will then be followed…
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Blake Gumprecht Joins News Publishing Industry

Blake Gumprecht, the only two-time winner of the AAG's John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for his books The Los Angeles River and The American College Town, has resigned from his faculty position at the University of New Hampshire and is leaving academe. He has purchased a weekly newspaper in Clayton, Alabama, that he will publish and…
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Survey for a National Assessment of GIS&T in Higher Education

Professor David Cowen is leading a survey to assess the current status of GIS instruction across the higher education system. This project is being undertaken with the support of the AAG, UCGIS, and Esri. According to David, anyone who teaches courses in GIS&T is invited to complete the survey. This includes courses in cartography, remote sensing,…
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