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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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A Glossary of Geographic Information Science Terms

The world of geographic information science (GISc) is filled with unique acronyms, phrases and definitions. Because of this wide range of terminology for tools, technologies and techniques used in the field, a glossary of important terms is as v...

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3 Ways GISc is Revolutionizing Traditional Fields

As history marches forward, certain technologies are inevitably left behind in favor of what’s most beneficial to society in the moment or in the future. While leaving behind what’s no longer beneficial is important to technology and innovation...

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Data has transformed the way we live. There is so much information available to us these days that we can use it to make pinpoint and informed decisions that go beyond educated guesses or hunches. Data can be leveraged in almost any area of life and industry. Thomas Cuyler, a high school senior at S...

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