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Geography, More Than You Think

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Encouraging more people to take the subject of geography seriously. There are many misunderstandings regarding what geography is about. It seems like the one way to understand the subject is to actively seek it out. There need to be another way of showing the importance of geography. A new paradigm must take place.

For starters, one must understand that geography is a very broad subject. It covers a multitude of fields. It is far more than memorizing the capitals of states. It is understandable that this is often what is seen. However, it only scratches the surface. There is both physical geography and human geography. It covers so much from weather, climate, and tourism, to transportation, remote sensing, and GPS navigation.

Another concept to understand is that geography is dynamic. Things are constantly changing. Migration patterns, erosion, earthquakes, planning of cities. Change is constant, and geography is a reflector of such changes.

In order to understand geography, one must understand that this subject is broad and dynamic. Stay tuned for more details on these two concepts.

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Time to get ready for the next Geospatial World Forum!

Looking for a good GEO conference to attend? Missed AGU’s deadline? Here is your chance to get ready for the next Geospatial World Forum!

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According to their website, next year’s theme is CONVERGENCE: Policies + Practices + Processes via PPP aims to address the need for greater coordination among policy-makers, technology providers and users to benefit the industry, and to highlight geospatial workflows as an enabler for successful PPPs by facilitating more informed decision making among the stakeholders. Think you have a project that matches this?

Abstract submission deadline is 15th November 2014! Plenty of time to get your abstract ready and plan a summer trip to Lisbon, Portugal. Wait, did I really say Portugal! Yup!

Interested in know more about GWF2014? Click here.

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