Ethics in Location Data webinar series

The Society and Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are running a series of joint webinars which bring together geospatial practitioners to explore key issues in putting location data ethics into practice.

Geography in Government 2021 award winners

Congratulations to the Public Health England (PHE) GIS Team, Emergency Preparedness Division and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Data Science Campus who were announced as the joint winners of the 2021 Geography in Government awards.

2021 medal and award recipients announced

This year our medals and awards recognise 23 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, and public engagement.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council earlier this week.

Society supports responsible practice when using location data

The Society has become a member of the Locus Charter, a proposed set of common international principles that can guide responsible practice when using location data.

Women geographers give insights into working in disaster risk management

As part of our week-long International Women’s Day celebrations, the Society's Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group spoke to six women geographers working in Disaster Risk Management (DRM).

Advocacy for the importance of geography and geospatial data skills

The Society has recently responded to several government and sector consultations, advocating for the ways in which geographical skills, knowledge and understanding underpins good decision-making and improves understanding of the world around us.

Geography key to unlocking value in National Data Strategy

The Society has responded to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s consultation on the UK’s National Data Strategy.

Society launches new careers sessions for students

The Society has launched a new webinar series to help geography students explore future career options.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council earlier this week.

GIS Day 2020

Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society are marking GIS Day with events and celebrations, highlighting applications of the technology and the impact it can have on solving problems and enabling good decision-making.

Geography in Government award winners announced

Congratulations to Natural England and its Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) team, who were announced as the winners of the 2020 Geography in Government award in an online awards ceremony yesterday.

Geographers contribute to Spatial Data Science Conference 2020

Geographers, including Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society, will be featured in keynote presentations, workshops and panels at Carto’s international Spatial Data Science Conference next week.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in September.

Report finds geography ‘vital’ to UK private sector

Geographical knowledge and skills are vital to the UK private sector, according to a new report published by the Academy of Social Sciences.

Professional Practice Group on Disaster Risk Management proposed

The Society is pleased to be considering a proposal for its first Professional Practice Group: a network for professionals and others interested in the field of Disaster Risk Management. 

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in June.

Society welcomes focus on capabilities and skills in National Geospatial Strategy

The Geospatial Commission launched its National Geospatial Strategy yesterday.

Geographers essential to the workforce of the future

Graduates in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are as employable as graduates of STEM subjects, according to a new report from the British Academy.

2020 medal and award recipients announced

This year our medals and awards recognise 22 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, artwork, and public engagement.

Society extends agreement with Association for Geographic Information

The Society is delighted to announce the signing of an agreement with the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) that continues the strategic alliance between the two organisations.

Geographer leads COVID-19 pandemic modelling

Society medal recipient Professor Mark Birkin is leading a key workstream of The Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative.

Society launches new support for professional geographers

The Society has launched Professional Practice Groups, a new framework of support for professional geographers which brings together those with an interest and expertise in a thematic or sectoral area of professional geographical practice.

Spotlight on geography in government

Welcome to everyone who is attending the second annual geographers in government conference being held at the Society today.

Ada Lovelace Day 2019: Celebrating women in STEM careers

It’s Ada Lovelace Day and we’re sharing some profiles of women working across a wide range of roles – all of whom studied geography at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Career profiles showcase where geography can take you

The Society’s new series of online careers profiles showcase the diversity of jobs that studying geography can lead to.

Geographers in government update

It's been just over a year since geography was established as a sub-discipline within the Government Science and Engineering Profession - here's an update 12 months on.

Pan-governmental Deputy Heads of Geography appointed

Eleven new Deputy Heads of Geography have been appointed within the Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSE).

GeoCom tackles the UK’s ‘productivity puzzle’

This Thursday, 8 November, the Society is hosting GeoCom, the AGI’s annual conference.

Deputy Head of Geography roles available

Six Deputy Heads of Geography are to be appointed for the Government Science and Engineering (GSE) profession.

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