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We are now well into the second half of the summer season and it has been months since the novel …
Who is a geographer? What are the competencies necessary to practice geography? The impact of geography on our lives is …
In 2015, the oceans made an unexpected appearance into the negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change …
Ethical issues in geography mean very different things across different contexts. I tend to think of them from an international …
After protesters gathered in at least 140 cities across the country in response to the murder of George Floyd on …
Lately, I’ve been reflecting on Michael Rozier’s post, Bad Data Always Leads to Bad Ethics, where he underscores the importance …
I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that a budget is a moral document. There is always genuine disagreement how to …
The American Geographical Society (AGS) and its EthicalGEO Initiative has been awarded a grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to …
Maps and the GIS behind those maps are powerful tools for informing the present and making plans for the future.  …
As cases of coronavirus continue to mount in Kenya, Map Kibera has launched the Kenya Covid-19 Tracker Ushahidi instance in …
The issue of data privacy is not a twenty-first century concept: it is a debate that goes back more than …
The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced some very important ethical questions. Particular to this space is using geolocation to track individuals and …