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Human impacts on environment

The effects of human activity on the environment stretch back thousands of years, to the time of our very earliest ancestors. Since Homo sapiens first walked the earth, we have been modifying the environment around us through agriculture, travel and eventually through urbanization and commercial n...

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The Many Career Paths of GISc

A Look at what Geographic Information Science Could Mean for Your Future

There’s an old adage nearly everyone’s heard: “Work a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” As true as this sentiment may be, the facts about employment suggest tha...

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From Our Very Own: Kent State University's Department of Geography Chair Scott Sheridan

In the modern world, media is saturated with images of natural disasters and their impacts on human health and infrastructure. And while the most memorable images for many are of the damages done by hurrican...

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From Our Very Own: Kent State University's Department of Geography Chair Scott Sheridan

We're all familiar with oceanic tides, which cycle roughly every 12 1/2 hours based on the relative positions of the earth and the moon. Some places have greater ranges than others, based on the local configura...

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Innovation through Geography and Technology

A pair of Kent State University geographers have teamed up to secure two research grants totaling more than $550,000 for separate projects to study climate change and weather patterns.

Geography Professor and Chair Scott Sheridan, Ph.D., will lead a pr...

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A Journey through the Vocabulary of GISc

We typically view language as evolving at a glacial pace. Yet, consider the fact that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary added more than 1,000 new words in February 2017—and more than 2,000 in April 2016.1

So, what’s driving the meteoric evolution of langu...

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Defining the Words Behind the Science

If you’ve been following our series on the language of geographic information science (GISc), you know just how expansive the glossary is. You also know how interesting and important GISc can be and its ability to positively affect the world.

As we move fr...

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Helping You Articulate Geographic Information Science

A definition. For all practical purposes, it’s the concise explanation of an element or experience. However, the true value of a definition extends far beyond this. What it also provides is the foundation for further knowledge—and this is c...

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Geography professors at Kent State University see Hurricane Harvey's unusual rainfall and the flooding in its aftermath as an opportunity to teach their students about meteorology, the health hazards left behind and the people whose lives have been changed forever.

And now, with the Category 5 Hur...

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Defining the Terminology of Geographic Information Science

Every profession has a lexicon, turns of phrase that are unique to its processes and techniques. The world of geographic information science (GISc) is no exception.

In fact, due to the amount of nuanced technology and innovation that p...

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