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Noise Complaints for Parties in New York City

New York City is known for a lot. Business, fashion, science, and entertainment are all associated with New York. One thing that New York is NOT thought of, however, is peace and quiet. From construction to emergency sirens to some...

Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce

The American Geographical Society is pleased to present this month’s Map Contest winner Donna David and her map entitled “Detroit: Industrial Ruins, Temples of Commerce.” The AGS chose this map due its artistic style, creative freedom, and unique function as...

Graduation vs. Unemployment Rates

  Many colleges and universities have their commencement ceremonies in June and release their new graduates out into the working world.  However, there sometimes aren’t any jobs waiting for these grads. Some graduates are highly skilled in one specific field...

Why are there so many maps?

From the moment humans first began exploring the planet, maps have been a ubiquitous aspect of our existence. Maps exist in all cultures and facets of society and can greatly help or hinder our understanding of the world. Throughout these...

Where Love is Legal

  “Hope will never be silent.” These are the immortal words of Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist and the first openly gay man to be elected to a public office in the United States. Working in San Francisco, Milk was...

3D-Mapping Denali and the Alaska Range

“This Denali panorama was inspired by Austrian landscape panoramist and cartographer Heinrich Berann. The 2016 renaming of North America’s highest peak to its Alaska Native name, meaning “the great one,” motivated this map. The grandness of Denali and rugged expansiveness...

Endangered Species

The Earth is currently losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 the natural rate, according to estimates from the Center for Biological Diversity. This massive escalation in endangerment and extinction means that habitats around the world stand to lose critical species...

Girl Power: Women Closing the Government Gap

According to the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, about half of the world’s countries are governed by a “full” or “flawed” democracy, while another fifth is under a “hybrid regime.” Under these systems, one would hope that a historical pattern of women...