Category Archives: Outreach

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Participate: Thunder Clap Tweet: Thursday, March 10th @ 4:00pm EST

Please participate this Thursday and encourage others as well… Thunder Clap Tweet: Thursday, March 10th @ 4:00pm EST

The #AAGmapathon will provide a 1st for all — a 3 day Mapathon @theAAG! @MapGive @GGSDepartment

(There is enough room here to add your own hashtag or twitter handle to the end if you want.)

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Dr. Fuhrmann gives Yi-Fu Lecture: Unfolding the Map

This week, Dr. Fuhrmann will give a Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture at the Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The Yi-Fu Lecture Series features a wide variety of U.S. and international guest lecturers from all geographic disciplines. Lecturers at these Friday seminars also often speak at brown-bag lunches, one-on-one student sessions, and breakfast meetings with student interest groups as part of their visit. Doctoral students are invited to present their final research. The lecture series was initiated by Dr. Tuan and receives enthusiastic support as a department and campus tradition.

All lectures are presented on Friday at 3:30pm in Science Hall – Rm 180 unless otherwise noted. Alumni, friends and the public are always invited to attend.

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AAG Mapathon – Volunteers Needed

If you are going to the AAG Annual Meeting in San Fransisco this Spring, please come to the first ever Mapathon organized to disrupt this conference!  If you have some experience working with OSM, we also encourage you to consider serving as a volunteer for the mapping activities during this event.

The effort is organized by the State Department, George Mason University and involves the support and input from a number of other organizations (see the webpage for the full list).  On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the Mapathon Lounge will be your place to hear special keynote talks, papers, and panels, and to participate in open mapping sessions for actual international projects that need spatial data that will be used by organizers.

Come be a part of sharing how to make a difference with open mapping with a broad audience of an expected 10,000 attendees!  Plus, volunteering three hours or more gets you a free T-shirt!

For more information about this special event within the conference and see what projects will be mapped :

To sign up to volunteer to help other attendees learn to map using OSM (and perhaps some other logistical duties that may come up):

To view the conference preliminary program and check your schedule see:

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New ArcUser Publication: GMU 3D Campus Model

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology students create a 3D model of our Fairfax campus.Their work is featured in ArcUser (Winter 2016). Congratulations Zhihang (Steven) Li, Michael Rodriguez, and Alec Zhang! Great job!

Read article:

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First Mason Mapping Club Meeting

Interested in Humanitarian Mapping, Geocaching, Crowd Mapping and other awesome volunteer and networking opportunities? If so, then join us on Thursday, December 10th at 4:30PM in Exploratory Hall 2304 (GGS Conference Room) for our first “Mapping Club” meeting. Free pizza and soda!

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Mapathon and MapOff

On Friday, November 20th, George Mason University’s Geography and Geoinformation Department will host a Mapathon where mappers will choose from various impactful mapping projects that create open data to help the humanitarian and development community. We will be able to share the work we accomplish and look at each other’s mapping contribution. The mapping events are supported by Missing Maps, NOVA Community College, ASPRS Student Club, USAID, Peace Corps, National Geographic, and MapGive.


Friday, November 20th, 4pm-8pm, 2nd floor of Exploratory Hall, George Mason University, Fairfax Campus.

Get your free tickets now:

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GIS Day 2015 is coming to Mason

Career and internship fair, distinguished speakers and presentations, geoinformation technology demonstrations, student map competition, student poster competition and much, much more! Come to the GIS Day at Mason: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 10AM-2PM, Center for the Arts, Fairfax Campus, George Mason University.

Check out the GIS Day program:

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Free Future GeoLeader Program

The Future GeoLeader Program provides NCGE membership at no cost to students who are currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited university. In light of NCGE’s 100th anniversary, this initiative aims to help emerging education leaders meet the challenges of teaching geography in the 21st century, and strengthen the geographic education community and its efforts.


  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a graduate or undergraduate program at an accredited university
  • Must provide the name and email address of your professor, along with their signature on the NCGE Future GeoLeader Membership Form

More information and application materials:

For more information about the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science at George Mason University check: