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The Locus Charter Announces Initial Supporting Organizations

The Locus Charter is pleased to announce support from the following organizations: the American Geographical Society (AGS), Association for Geographical Information (AGI), Environmental Information Systems Africa (EIS – Africa), the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI – Mexico), Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), PLACE, Radiant Earth Foundation, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (RGS-IBG), and the Royal …

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EthicalGEO Celebration Event

Join the American Geographical Society on Wednesday, March 14 at 1 pm ET to celebrate the work and achievements of our EthicalGEO Initiative and envision the journey ahead! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MycxKgJlMSU Established in 2019 with the support of Omidyar Network, the EthicalGEO Initiative was launched with a nation-wide video competition soliciting proposals from scholars and practitioners working …

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EthicalGEO Fellows Report Results

The American Geographical Society is proud to announce the results of the inaugural class of EthicalGEO Fellows. Detailed below are summaries of the projects each Fellow completed after a year of research and fieldwork, made possible with support from Omidyar Network. Mr. Greg Babinski Mr. Greg Babinski, Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King …

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Announcing a Partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation

The American Geographical Society (AGS) and its EthicalGEO Initiative has been awarded a grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to investigate the societal implications of geospatial technology and location tracking during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. As public consciousness coalesces around location data collection and its implications amidst the pandemic, the grant awarded to AGS …

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EthicalGEO: A Year in Review

The new year provides us all a time to reflect on the past and set goals for the year to come. The past year has been one for the books for geospatial technology. The New York Times released studies on location tracking in December 2018 and December 2019 that changed the way we think about …

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Every Street, Mapped

Google’s Street View project announced this week that it has hit a significant milestone–a “10 million mile” milestone, in fact. The tech giant has captured 10 million miles of photos in their Street View feature, enough mileage to circle the earth more than 400 times.  Street View launched in 2007 and has increased its purview …

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Introducing the Benchmark Initiative

While the American Geographical Society (AGS) is based in New York City, the EthicalGEO Initiative is international in scope. Given the global reach of GeoTech and GeoData, it is no surprise that a related conversation about the ethical implications of its utilization is taking place across the pond.  Launched earlier this year, the Benchmark Initiative …

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2019 EthicalGEO Video Winners

Below are the 7 winning EthicalGEO video proposals. Be sure to keep the conversation going by leaving a comment.

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The 2019-2020 EthicalGEO Fellows have been announced.

Congratulations to the new 2019-2020 EthicalGEO Fellows, and welcome to the EthicalGEO Blog! Fellows were selected from an extremely impressive group of applicants, with bright ideas that can serve to not only improve our data driven world, but also to pave the way for a shared, ethical society. Each Fellow will receive a $7,500 award …

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