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Geography Awareness Month, Y'all!

Wildly Geo

Welcome to Geography Awareness Month! We're hosting a series events that explore the diverse interests of our department. Normally, Geography Awareness Week is the week before Thanksgiving. We have so much geo goodness, we can't keep it to one week. Check out this short presentation.


Each Wednesday at 3 pm (EDT), a short synchronous event will announce the week's geo challenge. To encourage participation, we'll do a raffle for free maps!
  • October 28: UKy Geography Map & Data Visualization Contest
  • November 4:The "Wildcat" Geocache
  • November 11: The Lexington Rephotography Scavenger Hunt
  • November 18: GIS Day


  • October 28th, 5 - 6pm EDT. Garrett Nelson, Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. "Cartography from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-Second Century: A Tour of Past and Future Maps at the Leventhal Center."
  • November 10th, 5 - 6pm EST. Meghan Kelly, Department of Geography, UW-Madison. "Feminist Icon Design Workshops." 
  • November 11th, 5 - 6pm EST. John Branigan, Mapbox. "Working with Mapbox Vector Tiles."
  • November 12th, 5 - 6pm EST. Ryan Cooper, GIS Analyst with Raleigh Parks & Rec. "Python for More Equitable Park Access." 
  • November 18th, 5 - 6pm EST. Eric Huntley, Lecturer in Urban Studies and Planning in the department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. "Mapping Up."

Call for participation

Other events are highly encouraged. GIS Day needs presenters. Is it you?

The month of events offers many ways to participate. You can host an event(s), submitting a slide deck or recording to showcase on this web page, donate swag for raffles, and offer suggestions.

Use the Google Form below to participate in any way you want. Fill the Google Form: if you would like to participate. 



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