Saturday, February 25, 2012

Virtual Geography Convention 2012: The AAG's Conference on Twitter Update

Welcome to the kick-off of the 2012 Virtual Geography Convention!  If you have a presentation or blog post you wished published please contact me at catholicgauze [at] gmail [dot] com! 

For those who want to know what is going on at the American Association of Geographers' convention the Twitter hashtag #AAG2012 is a good place to check the latest updates.  Twitter, almost, gives the feeling of being there and yet allows people to save hundreds of dollars.

Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly which demonstrate how geography can be useful, interesting, and irrelevant depending on how it is done.

Kristen Graves: digitizing all their old topo maps. For free to users. So cool!

Andrew Shears as . Pimpin' panel put together by geog grad students. 2012

Kristen Grady: Innovation, exchange, dispersion of ideas, happens near high air traffic areas (int'l airports) -The Influence of Mobility by Air

Emily Fekete:   Now at session entitled Erotic Cities: Geography of Sexual Economies.

Jason FarmanDon Mitchell from Syracuse: What do you do when you're in a time when revolution isn't in the cards? You teach.

Jason FarmanGreat to hear these panelists connect Lefebvre to the Arab Spring & Occupy and, ultimately, give a call for revolution & change.

Matt FocklerSo many amazing new ideas in HGIS and working with Historic Maps. Makes me realize how much of a GIS caveman I am.

Korey KleinGreat panel on the future of academic GIS centers"We have to be willing to change the names as GIS is not the umbrella term it was"

Roger KeilHenri Lefebvre once again revolutionizes space: standing room only at session on the French thinker's work!

Michael GouldAt 2pm I will present opportunities to collaborate on global education initiatives! Esri booth 400.

Marcel FortinGeodesy lesson through great historic photos and maps at / by John Cloud

Kirk GoldsberryNick Perdue just gave a great talk on mapping urban population in new ways.

CommonsLab: Attending session on Utilizing Volunteered Geographic Information for Disease Surveillance by Shaun Langley, MSU. Sheraton RM F

nazila:  AAG. - Jobs in Geography - would you hire a geographer? Labeling yrself may hurt. Research the company first - find ways to fit in.

Edu-Tourist:  Inspiring workshop yesterday on Holocaust

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