Geography Awareness Month, Y'all!

10/28/2020 - 3:00pm to 11/18/2020 - 6:00pm
Online, synchronous, asynchronous, and on foot socially distant or solo
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Many presenters and speakers
Intended Audience: 
Open to Public

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, a short synchronous event will announce the week's geo challenge. To encourage participation, we'll do a raffle for free maps!


  • October 28th, 5 - 6pm EDT.Cartography from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-Second Century: A Tour of Past and Future Maps at the Leventhal Center. Garrett Nelson, Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library.
  • November 11th, 5 - 6pm EST. John Branigan, Mapbox. Educational workshop on Mapbox GL JS and Tile Services.
  • November 12th, 5 - 6pm EST.Python for More Equitable Park Access Ryan Cooper. GIS Analyst with Raleigh Parks & Rec, UK Geography Alumnus. .
  • November 18th, 5 - 6pm EST. Eric Huntley. Lecturer at MIT Urban Planning and Harvard Graduate School of Design, UK Geography Alumnus.

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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