Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The American Geographical Society

Good Morning!! I have a busy day today. We are collecting data for our consultant so that they can begin data conversion portion of our enterprise GIS. This afternoon I have a presentation to give to a group of City employees about what is GIS and how it can be used throughout the City. This group is responsible for looking at processes throughout the City and making suggestions for change. It excites me to think about how GIS really could be integrated throughout an organization in each process we do.

The American Geographical Society is an organization of professional geographers and other devotees of geography who share a fascination with the subject and a recognition of its importance. Most Fellows of the Society are Americans, but among them have always been a significant number of Fellows from around the world. The Society encourages activities that expand geographical knowledge, and it has a well-earned reputation for presenting and interpreting that knowledge so that it can be understood and used not just by geographers but by others as well--especially policy makers. It is the oldest nationwide geographical organization in the United States. Its priorities and programs have constantly evolved with the times, but the Society's tradition of service to the U.S. government, business community, and nation-at-large has continued unchanged. Check it out at

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