Colorado Geographic Alliance


COGA has hosted "Nights with a Geographer" in Pueblo at the Steelworks Center of the West and Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.  Designed to bring professional geographer's thoughts and insights on current topics to the public, these talks are geared towards educators with time set aside for a question and answer session and open discussion afterwards.  Are you interested in bringing a geographer to your community?  Help us find a venue, suggest a topic, and we will find you a geographer!

Why Maps Matter: Geotechnologies for a Smarter Planet, Mountain Chalet 226 N. Tejon St. Colorado Springs 80903 Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 6:15pm 

The impact of Geotechnologies goes beyond locating a retailer or gas station; today's maps can actually help to make the world safer, healthier and smarter.  Join geographer and educator Joseph Kerski for a journey through some of the major issues of our 21st-century world to discover how maps are changing the ways we understand our planet. From natural disasters to global warming, from immigration patterns to transportation, from agriculture to epidemics, today's maps not only provide location information, but also trends, projections and analyses.   This free presentation features animations, videos and live web-based maps to illustrate advanced capabilities.  Map everything from real-time airplane locations to your last hike, explore some of the major challenges facing our 21st-century world, and discover why maps matter.