Monthly Archives: February 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Enhancing diversity, promoting inclusion, and broadening participation in the discipline of geography and GIScience are goals that are central to the AAG-GISS Speciality Group and its mission. The AAG-GISS Group will actively engage in outreach and research activities to promote diversity and inclusion within the geography and GIScience communities. We will include data from a variety of sources about our membership and department composition so that our activities will consider the needs and conditions of all our members. If there is anything that we can do to help enhance diversity, promote inclusion, and broaden participation, please feel free to reach out to us anytime (Chair: Bandana Kar [karb at], Communication Director: Lei Zou [lzou at]).

More details about AAG-related Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Activities could be found in

2021 AAG Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group Annual Student Paper Competition

The Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group (GISS-SG) of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the 2021 Honors Competition for Student Papers on Geographic Information Science topics to be presented at the annual meeting. The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentations by students in the field of GIS. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in geographical information systems and geographic information science.

Please see detailed information under the menu Awards –> Student Paper Competition link.

We have successfully invited six students to participate in the 2021 AAG-GISS group Student Paper Competition. Congratulations! More details about the student paper competition could be found in