Announcing the 12th annual
Spatial Lightning Talks
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | online
10:00–11:45 am PDT | 6:00–7:45 pm CET
Please register here and confirm your registration by clicking the link emailed to you upon registering.
The Spatial Lightning Talks feature intrepid presenters who have three minutes to deliver their idea, story, or message. Topics may be wide ranging, as long as space—geographic or otherwise—figures prominently. Both serious and lighthearted presentations are welcomed, as long as they stick to the Ignite Talks mantra, “Enlighten us, but make it quick.”
The event will be held online on Airmeet, which runs best in the Chrome browser. This year, we are again pleased to welcome presenters from across the US and several countries worldwide.
Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues and friends.
10:00 am PDT | 6:00 pm CET
Round 2 (16 min.):
Round 3 (20 min.):
Round 4 (16 min.):
The Airmeet social lounge will remain open until 12:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm CET for speakers and attendees to chat at virtual tables.
Please direct questions to Kitty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How can maps, GIS and other geospatial approaches help students explore issues of social justice?
Join the Maps and Social Justice Convening: [eventbrite.com]Virtual Event: Feb. 9, 11 am - 2 p.m. EST
The event starts with a series of short lightning talks from individuals and organizations working to create map-based content around issues of social justice. The lightning talks will be followed by breakout spaces to encourage conversation and connecting. Our goal is to build collaborations, learn about resources and strengthen pedagogical approaches in the hopes of stimulating conversation, resources and action.
This workshop is geared toward those who work with K-12 teachers and students. We welcome participants from higher ed and informal learning as well.
Registrations are open for the AAG 2022 Virtual Summer Series, which strives to guide current and recent geography students through their academic and professional journeys, and connect them with new peers.
The series will feature different event types between May and August, namely workshops, seminars, working groups, and forums. Each event type has a different format (some are just one session, some are a week long, and some meet throughout the summer). Some event types have limited seats and require an application by April 28, be sure to register soon! Other event types simply require you to sign up to be able to participate, the registrations are open throughout the summer.
Particular events that may interest your community members (7 days left! limited seats and required an application by April 28):
For graduate students to learn GIS or related skills:
For recent graduates (in or outside of academia), graduate students and undergraduate students to learn skills in professional development:
Join us for International Women's Day and celebrate with us the third anniversary of Women+ in Geospatial!
About this event
We want to celebrate with you International Women's Day 2022 and the third anniversary of Women+ in Geospatial. What started with a tweet in 2019, has grown into a global professional network of more than 3600 women+ working in the geospatial domain. And we are certain that the best is yet to come.
During this event, we want you to get inspired, united and empowered to break the bias and to actively challenge the status quo. Together, we are strong and are able to embrace change.
The event is moderated by Denise McKenzie and she is joined by a great set of speakers and panelists.
About Women+ in Geospatial
Women+ in Geospatial is a global professional network to promote diversity and gender-equality in the geospatial industry and academia. We connect, support, empower, and enable all women+ in geospatial to become strong leaders and changemakers.
Our vision is: Forging a geospatial community where all genders can thrive.
Find more information about the network on our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Women+ in Geospatial | Inspire, Unite, Empower
Lecture: Meet a Cartographer & Bathymetrist w/ National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (March 1, 2022)Read Now
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency: Meet a Cartographer & Bathymetrist
Tuesday, March 1 (1-1:50 PM PT)
Register on Handshake Here.
Direct Zoom link for faculty or advisors.
Find out what a bathymetrists and cartographers do to help keep mariners around the world safe and navigating with the most up-to-date products. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's Maritime Safety Office invites you to attend an exciting virtual informational session. Learn more about the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's mission, people, and products. Learn how to apply to this federal agency. Learn how your skills in areas like geography, GIS, and earth sciences could apply in a unique industry. Hear from real people in the field talking about what their jobs are like. We will devote time to your questions and a presentation from the bathymetrist and cartographer.
For more on careers, see job examples under “Intelligence Analysis”, “Intelligence Collection” and “Engineering and Physical Sciences” at:
This community will be well represented by Craig Beech of Regenerative SPACE & the Southern African SCGIS in next Monday's Spatial Lightning Talks, hosted online by UCSB's Center for Spatial Studies. In one hour, 13 presenters from six countries will each have three minutes to deliver a perspective where space--interpreted broadly--matters. Afterwards, presenters and attendees will be able to interact via virtual tables (i.e., small-group video chatrooms).
Webinar: Mapping Your Career Pathway in Geography and Geotechnologies
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm U.S. Eastern Time
What forces and trends in society will be most relevant during the 2020s that will impact geography? How can you embrace these forces and trends and build skills to chart an effective career pathway? Join us as lifelong geographer Joseph Kerski (Esri) discusses these questions and more.
Dr. Kerski has served as a geographer in four workforce sectors (industry, government, nonprofit, and academia) and promises to make this a lively and informative workshop where you are welcome to interact and ask questions.
Please join us this Thursday OCT 28 for the fourth installment of our Fall 2021 speaker series! This week's Zoom talk is hosted again by Hunter Shobe and David Banis from PSU's very own Geography Department, this time featuring contributors Geoff Gibson, Sachi Arakawa, and Alicia Milligan. The topic is "Making a Cultural Atlas of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle." Please see the attached pdf flier for more information and the clickable zoom link, as well as the attached schedule for coming speakers this term!
ASPRS Scholarship Application Tips!
Want insight on applying for ASPRS scholarships?
Come to our event on October 4th from 2-3pm!
We will have ASPRS representatives present to answer any and all questions. And, we will have a past scholarship winner to provide insight!
Register here! Scholarship Application Tips (asprs.org) - be sure to log in!
When: October 4th, 2pm-3pm
More info on ASPRS scholarships:
ASPRS is pleased to offer ten scholarship awards totaling more than $38,000 in value! Available to both undergraduate and graduate student members of ASPRS, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals in the geospatial sciences. ASPRS recognizes that students are the future of these rapidly evolving fields and encourages all who are qualified to take advantage of these unique opportunities.
Scholarship Application Window: September 22 – November 8
Letters of recommendation due November 12
More info here: ASPRS Awards and Scholarships – ASPRS
ASPRS Webinar: Why Join ASPRS?
Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a free 1-year ASPRS membership!
Day/Time: September 15 @ 7:30pm EST
Register here (please make a free ASPRS account to register. Registration is also free):
A panel of ASPRS members will share their ASPRS journey and discuss how ASPRS and engaging in the GIS and remote sensing community can help boost your confidence and build your professional network.
Panel members include ASPRS student chapter presidents, members of the ASPRS Student Advisory Council and ASPRS's current executive director.
Join us to create new professional connections and to learn about ASPRS resources! Please share with students and folks interested in getting involved in their geospatial communities!