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Geography 2050: Envisioning a Sustainable Planet

This symposium will convene thinkers from government, industry, academe, and the social sector to help develop a geographical understanding of the places that must be consciously conserved and restored over the coming decades in order to ensure that we collectively meet our societal sustainability goals. Date: November 17th and 18th. Location: Columbia University  #Geography2050 @Geography2050

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American Geographical Society Council Fellowship

The 2017 AGS Council Fellowship is now accepting applications! Applications for the award must be received by November 1st, 2016. To download PDF of 2017 Council Fellowship click here!

Educating the future generations of our planet.

Children of the City (COC) provides a unique approach to educating children and setting them up for success.

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AGS offers a “sneak peak”!

Take a look at the newest article preview titled "Interpreting Captain Bob Bartlett’s AGS Notebook Chronicling Significant Parts of Peary’s 1908–09 North Pole Expedition"  by Deirdre C. Stam.

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!

AGS 2016 Honorary Fellows

Dr. Roberta Balstad (left) a Special Research Scientist at Columbia University and Senior Fellow of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) and Ms. Barbara Ryan (right), Secretariat Director of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) have been selected to receive the certificates of AGS Honorary Fellowship during the Fall 2016 Symposium.


Dr. Robert Kates (pictured above) is the next Charles P. Daly medalist!

The Charles P. Daly Medal is one of several prestigious honors given by the Society. Dr. Robert Kates, Presidential Professor of Sustainability Science at the University of Maine and chair of the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Solutions Initiative will receive the medal on the 18th of November during the AGS Fall Symposium, Geography 2050: Envisioning a Sustainable Planet, to be held at Columbia University.

October 19, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Haunted Houses

The interactive map below shows the top 15 haunted houses in the country. You can use pan and zoom to navigate to the different sites and view attribute information for each house. The data used to create this map was obtained from the Haunt World website. The website provides additional about eac... Read more...

October 17, 2016 - News and Information, Press Release

American Geographical Society to Award Honorary Fellowships at Fall Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Geographical Society to Award Honorary Fellowships at Fall Symposium. Description:  The Honorary Fellowship, awarded by the American Geographical Society (AGS), is one of several prestigious honors given by the Society, and are bestowed on individuals who have m... Read more...

October 13, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Mapping mammogram screenings

Regular mammogram screenings are key for early detection of breast cancer. Early detection of this cancer often leads to successful treatment for patients. The American Cancer Society  provides information about the benefits and potential harms associated with mammography exams. The organizatio... Read more...