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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7 Dec

Map of the Week: Native Lands

In this map you will not find countries, states, nor cities. You will not see clean, straight lines nor finite divisions between labels. What you will find however, is unadulterated, diverse representation of cultures far too often forgotten about or...
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1 Nov

Map of the Week: Chemical Spill Sites

This map shows the over 2,500 sites across the US that handle toxic chemicals and are located in flood-prone areas. A report from the Climate Science Special Report last year warned extensively about the increasing intensity and frequency of flooding...
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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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