Annual Meeting

AAG Theme: Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience

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 often obfuscated by various types of uncertainty (, contextual uncertainties, algorithmic uncertainties, and uncertainty arising from different spatial scales…
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Annual Meeting

AAG Theme: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

The special theme, Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG, will feature 50 sessions with more than 250 presentations at the intersection of human rights and geography within the 2017 AAG Annual Meeting 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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Policy Update

NAACP Endorses AAG Letter Opposing Restrictions on Geospatial and Racial Disparities Data

NAACP and 26 other prominent national organizations signed on to a letter written by the AAG expressing concerns about proposed bills (Senate Bill 103 and House Bill 482) that could impose restrictions on the use of and access to geospatial data related to racial disparities. Read more about AAG policy action. Read the letter.
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Association News

AAG Announces 2017 Election Results

2017 AAG Election Results Dear AAG members, The AAG Tellers Committee has reported the results of the 2017 AAG Election. Those elected to office are as follows: President:  Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee. Vice President: Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas-Austin. National Councilors: Lorraine Dowler, Pennsylvania State University; Jamie Winders, Syracuse University. Nominating Committee: Perry Carter, Texas Tech University; Jennifer Clark,…
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Recent News

Nicholas Kristof Reflects on a Refugee’s Journey

The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's recent op-ed "Mr. Trump, Meet My Family: A Refugee's Journey, and a Message of Thanks" draws on some historical comparisons and describes his father's experiences as he made his way from cold-war Europe to the During AAG's 2012 annual meeting in New York, Kristof spoke as part of a panel…
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Annual Meeting

AAG to Support Geographers from Countries Affected by Trump Travel Restrictions

The AAG will refund the conference registration fees for any AAG member or attendee who is a citizen of one of the seven countries affected by the Travel Ban and who by virtue of being outside the United States at this time will not be able to attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston. In…
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African Geographical Review

Receive the African Geographical Review: Join the African Specialty Group

The African Geographical Review is an AAG journal edited by the Africa Specialty Group. It provides a medium for the publication of geographical material relating to Africa, seeks to enhance the standing of African regional geography, and to promote a better representation of African scholarship. Articles cover all sub-fields of geography, and can be theoretical, empirical or applied…
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Association News

Ryan Habron Interns at AAG for Spring Semester

Ryan Habron is a senior at the University of Maryland pursuing a in Geographical Sciences. His focuses include GIS, Computer Cartography, and Remote Sensing. He hopes to use these skills to monitor transportation, and other urban planning tasks in his future career. During his internship at the AAG, he will work on obtaining attestations from 250 high schools…
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Association News

AAG Calls for Nominations for Standing Committees

The AAG Council will make appointments to several of the AAG Standing Committees at its spring 2017 meeting. These appointments will replace members whose terms will expire on June 30, 2017. If you wish to nominate yourself or other qualified individuals for one or more of these vacancies, please notify AAG Secretary Thomas or before March 1, 2017. Please…
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Annual Meeting

James Hansen To Address Climate Change at AAG Annual Meeting

James Hansen, courtesy NASA James Hansen, known for his climate research and his Congressional testimony on climate change that raised awareness of global warming, will deliver a featured talk on climate change, moderated by AAG President Glen MacDonald, at the AAG annual meeting in Boston on April 7, 2017. Hansen received a in physics and mathematics, an in…
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