The AGS Endorses The Council on Foreign Relations' Arctic Imperatives

The CFR's "Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America's Fourth Coast" brings forth practical findings and recommendations to reinforce U.S. strategy in the Arctic. The AGS, one of the original international organizations to support Arctic exploration and research has announced that it is endorsing the report.
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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

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AGS offers a “sneak peak”!

Here's our newest sneak peak article titled
"Contested Space, Contested Livelihoods: A Review of Mongolia’s Pastureland Management and Land Tenure Reform" by Holly Barcus

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!

Connect 2 Conserve
AGS's conservation dedicated blogging platform

Check out this week's Connect to Conserve article titled Animal Tracking Technology: Its Evolution, Uses, and Misuses written by Iman Lynn Mamdouh

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.

April 27, 2017 - Map of the Week

Unrest in Retail: The "Amazon Effect" and Employment

The consumption tendencies of the millennial generation have been the subject of discussion around the country, and the world. Preferring Uber to cabs, streaming to television, and Amazon to the mall has led to significant shifts in the way companies are doing business. Online and mobile commerce ha Read more...

April 20, 2017 - Map of the Week

Between the Pines: National Parks on Earth Day

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." John Muir's words about exploring the forests of the United States have inspired countless others to go out and do the same. The founder of the Sierra Club, Muir was a notable naturalist; and his writings would influence many of those who would Read more...

April 13, 2017 - Map of the Week

Flower Power in Fifty States

Today, April 13th, is International Plant Appreciation Day! In honor of this global holiday, we explore the flora appreciated in each of the USA's 50 states. Flower's are starting to bloom all around the country, which one is special to your state? In case you are not acquainted with the beau Read more...