30 Jun

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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10 Aug

Map of the Week: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is a critically acclaimed television series, based on a dystopian novel by author Margaret Atwood, about a near-future when the continental United States has been taken over by an extremist totalitarian regime. The show has won over...
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3 Aug

Map of the Week: The American Rent Crisis

America can’t pay the rent. A 2017 report from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) found that 8.3 million very low-income households paid more than half of their monthly income on rent, or lived in substandard housing....
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27 Jul

Map of the Week: Live Earthquake

Earthquakes are a much more common occurrence than one might expect. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there are, on average, over 14,000 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater every year, which amounts to approximately 40 per day. Every movement...
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20 Jul

Map of the Week: Debt in the U.S.

This gorgeous map from the Urban Institute illustrates something very important: Americans have a debt problem. In fact, most statistics show that the majority of Americans are in debt – whether that’s ‘good’ debt, such as a mortgage, or bad...
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13 Jul

Map of the Week: City Smells

If you’ve ever lived in a big city, chances are you’re tired of hearing about how bad your city smells. It’s true, though, that wherever there are people there are the odors that come with them – car exhaust, trash,...
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13 Jul

Vricon Spotlight

Vricon is on a mission to map the world in 3D. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Vricon started in 2015 and has been growing ever since. Vricon offers decision makers in the military, intelligence, telecommunications, and other major industries access to...
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5 Jul

Plan International Spotlight

Do you feel safe in your city? As society turns its eyes toward assault and safety concerns, we’re learning just how uneasy many women feel in their daily lives: at work, at home, and even just walking down the street....
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28 Jun

Mapillary Spotlight

Welcome to the future of Mapping. Mapillary is a startup which uses crowdsourced data to develop a rich, real-time street map of the world. The company believes that individuals and groups within a place are more qualified than any greater...
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