“Applied Geography for me is creating technology solutions so people can explore and visualize relationships between things. I started a successful company that creates web-based mapping software and digital tools using GIS (Geographic information Systems). We combine map data with non-spatial data, allowing people to visualize their data in ways they never did before. My background is an odd combination of earth science, database development, software programming, business, and the outdoors. Now I work with interesting organizations all over the world. We help people use their GIS data so they can make better decisions and manage resources. Geography has enabled me to work with the US Army in Europe, Oil and Gas companies in the USA, sugar beet farmers in North Dakota, philanthropists in New York, surveyors in Australia, hydro-electric energy developers in Brazil, and even the Pioneers Museum here in Colorado Springs. ” Read more about Kevin on the
What Geographers Do Archive.
The Geo-Educator Community
With the rapid pace of change in the 21st century, it is more important than ever that young people understand the world around them. However, the focus of current education reform is elsewhere—leaving educators who are committed to teaching young people about their interconnected world out in the cold. National Geographic wants to change all that and is launching the Geo-Education Initiative to improve education about our world. The first step in this initiative is building a Geo-Educator Community for educators who are committed to teaching their students about the world. Connect through the Geo-Educator portal by way of on and off line platforms, social media, newsletters, a blog. Visit the Geo-Educator Community page to learn more.