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AGS Council Fellowship

Apply now for the AGS Council Fellowship!

Applications for the award must be received in the AGS office by November 1st, 2015. To be considered an applicant, one must be doing research at the masters or doctorate level and be a current member of the American Geographical Society.

AGS is newly offering "Sneak Peaks" at Articles from the Geographical Review through Interviews with the Authors!

This preview helps readers understand what practical impacts these studies have, hear from the authors themselves, and discover the interesting findings these studies provide! To access the full articles, become an AGS affiliateand get free online access!

UNVEILING: Affiliate Forum

This is a brand new way for AGS affiliates to communicate. This is a forum where any affiliate can log onto the website with their username that was created while signing up. This is a place for any affiliate to ask questions, post job listings, share stories, and more with the entire AGS community. -If you are having trouble logging on please contact

Bowman Expedition in Honduras

Twenty-three Years of Participatory Research Mapping in Honduran Muskitia: Katainasta Communities Map a New Type of Indigenous Territorial Jurisdiction. These tools are helping empower the citizens of Honduras.

GIS Technologies to Stop Poaching 

Developments in GIS data capture, using handheld devices, satellite imagery, and drones, are empowering governments and conservation organizations to more effectively fight for species survival. Here are four recent examples of GIS technologies being implemented to stop poaching.
Jesse Miller & Timur Pozhidaev

Introducing Our Fall Interns

Please welcome Timur Pozhidaev (Left) and Jesse Miller (Right), our new Fall scholar-interns at the American Geographical Society!

September 28, 2015 - News and Information, Press Release

American Geographical Society to Award Melamid Medal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Geographical Society to Award Melamid Medal to Dr. Martin J. Pasqualetti Description:  The Alexander and Ilse Melamid Memorial Medal, awarded by the American Geographical Society (AGS), is one of several prestigious honors given by the Society. Dr. Martin J. Pasqu... Read more...

September 28, 2015 - Map of the week, News and Information

Map of the Week: Native American Day

This "Map of the Week"  is dedicated to Native American Day, which took place on Friday, September 25th. In 1932, the American Geographical Society published a set of maps in the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, where one of the maps is named "INDIAN TRIBES AND LINGUISTIC... Read more...

September 21, 2015 - Map of the week, News and Information

Global Peace Index, 2014

Today is International Peace Day, and with the rising threat of terrorism, escalation of several internal conflicts, and further outbreaks of unrest worldwide, there has never been a more pertinent time to question the state of peace, and to understand what we need to do to mitigate violence in the ... Read more...