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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.

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!

Get to Know AGS President Emeritus Dr. Jerome E. Dobson:
Lifetime Geography Advocate and a Pioneer of Geographic Information Science

AGS GeoBadges

GeoBadges is a project convened by the American Geographical Society that aims to help teachers across the United States leverage the power of project-based mapping activities to drive student learning. 

August 25, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Map of the Week: Population Growth by Age Group

"The U.S. Census Bureau’s July 1, 2015, population estimates revealed significant differences in population growth by age group, highlighting major impacts of population aging since 2010. There were also differences in state-by-state population growth. For example, more than half of states report... Read more...

July 27, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Map of the Week: Average Height of People Around the World

Which countries are home to the world's tallest men and women? How about the smallest? How do the height of folks in developed nations compare to those in non-developed nations? The following map created based off of a study conducted by the Imperial College of London answers all these questions and... Read more...

July 20, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Mapping Zika Virus in Real-Time

How is Zika Virus impacting the United States? In the midst of climate change, the Zika virus has been able to spread to areas it has never reached before. Included is the United States. Recently, NBC Washington published a real-time map of cases of the Zika Virus across all 50 states. Utilizing t... Read more...