FOCUS on Geography

Head on over to and read our newest interactive photo essay titled
"Exploring Arctic Diversity by Hitting the Road: Where Finland, Norway, and Russia Meet" by Julia Gerlach and Nadir Kinossian

The Geography Game That’s Fun for Everyone

GeoPlunge® offers a great way to help children learn about United States’ geography while simply having fun. It is a game for all ages, from first graders to senior citizens.

GeoBadges: YouthMappers

Become part of the YouthMappers movement and earn GeoBadges along the way! Click here to claim your badge!

 Become an AGS Junior Service Fellow

High school students who have taken the AP® Human Geography course, scoring a 3, 4, or 5 on the exam, is now eligible to become an American Geographical Society Junior Service Fellow!

Geographical Review Preview Articles
AGS offers a “sneak peak”!

Here's our newest sneak peak article titled "The Geography and Area Studies Interface from the Second World War to the Cold War"  by Ishan Ashutosh

AGS Endorses the GeoForAll Initiative - Get Involved Today!

The “Geo for All” initiative was created to ensure that students from economically poor backgrounds worldwide will be able to get geospatial education (without the need for high cost proprietary GI software), by having access to having free and open GIS software.

Connect 2 Conserve
AGS's conservation dedicated blogging platform

Check out this week's Connect to Conserve article titled Eat Less Meat written by Iman Lynn Mamdouh

February 23, 2017 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Carnaval Around the Globe

On February 18th, festivities in Brazil began as parades and revelry filled the streets all over the country. Not the only nation to anticipate Lent with such rejoicing, this map attempts to chronicle some of the other nations with a pre-Lenten Carnaval. 54 countries and unique regions make up this ... Read more...

February 14, 2017 - Map of the Week, News and Information

The World's Love of Chocolate

Originating in the Americas, cocoa production and consumption has spread into a global phenomenon. One of the most treasured treats around the world, cocoa and its derived products are always in demand. This map looks at data from the International Cocoa Organization’s (ICCO) 2012 report on cocoa ... Read more...

February 09, 2017 - Map of the Week, News and Information

The City That Never Sleeps

New York City has long been known as "The City That Never Sleeps." Like a true global metropolis, New York is in constant movement, and the streams of people brushing by on the sidewalks, packing into subways, and filling office and apartment buildings never appears to end – or even rest. Even as... Read more...