25 Jul

Welcome!

 UBIQUE, meaning everywhere in Latin, is one of the oldest phrases tied to the history of the American Geographical Society. It represents our presence throughout the country and the world, and also represents the sphere of Geography itself. Our longtime...
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29 Jun

AGS Mapping Contest

Attention mapping enthusiasts! “Maps play many roles. Including helping people understand and travel, helping cities manage growth and control crime, and helping nations defend themselves and get along. By making our own maps we can plan vacations, tell stories, and...
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20 Sep

Freight Farms Company Spotlight

As growth in global population continues to pose risks to our resources and space for future generations, many companies have taken the initiative to tackle these problems. One such company is Freight Farms, a group that is specifically solving the...
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18 Sep

Former AGS Councilor Allan Shapiro Passing

Allan M. Shapiro, longtime resident of Scarsdale, NY and former American Geographical Society (AGS) Councilor, passed away on September 2nd, 2017. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 21, 1936,  Shapiro graduated from high school in 1954 and from Cornell University...
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15 Sep

Carevoyance

At a Glance: Carevoyance offers data-driven business applications that help life sciences companies with business development, market research and go-to-market strategy and execution. In Depth: Anatoly Geyfman, co-founder and CEO of Carevoyance, helped build the first HIPAA compliant benefit management...
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14 Sep

Honoring the Life of Jennie Darlington

  The American Geographical Society (AGS) Fliers and Explorer’s Globe signer, Jennie Darlington, passed away due to heart failure on August 30, 2017 at her home in Marshall, Virginia.  Jennie signed the Globe in 2005 for her 1948 accomplishment of...
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14 Sep

Wifi Accessibility in New York City

Cities across the globe, including Taiwan, Paris, Tel Aviv and Perth, have developed and implemented free Wifi networks designed to make the urban environment more enjoyable for both tourists and residents. In 2016, New York City converted a number of...
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1 Sep

Reinventing Geospatial, Inc.

At a Glance: In the modern world, it may seem like the Internet and all the data and information we could ever want is at our fingertips; however, this is not the case in austere environments around the globe. Reinventing...
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31 Aug

Hurricane Harvey Storm Surges

  Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas last Friday, has wreaked unprecedented havoc in the area. First affecting Corpus Christi, Harvey brought strong winds and tall waves to the city. After making landfall, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical...
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28 Aug

AGS Leadership Welcomed in China

The American Geographical Society (AGS) had the enriching experience of attending a seminar in Shanghai, China, at the East China Normal University (ECNU) from August 7-10. AGS President Dr. Marie Price, Senior Vice-President Dr. Alexander Murphy, Councilor Dr. Robert Chen,...
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28 Aug

DeepMap Company Spotlight

At a Glance On the road, variables such as fog, fading lane lines, and graffiti on a street sign can be challenging for a self-driving car’s sensors. To solve this problem, DeepMap is developing a solution that provides precise, high-definition (HD)...
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