Wrap-up: 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

From February 24th to 28th the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) was held in New York City, NY. Due to the large number of participants (~8,600) and sessions offered (~3,500) the conference was held in both the Hilton New York and the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The conference ended more than one month ago, but unfortunately I haven’t been able to write down my comments about it earlier.

I have been trying to attend as many sessions as possible, and after detailed preparation have been able to attend a session in every time slot offered, except during the two field trips I participated in. Furthermore, I presented my own research in one session.

This is a summary of the sessions I attended and the most interesting papers and topics covered there. (The numbers in brackets refer to the session IDs in the conference program.)

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Wrap-up: International Conference “Spatial Thinking and Geographic Information Science STGIS2011”

Last week I attended an interesting event here in Tokyo, labelled “Spatial Thinking and Geographic Information Science STGIS2011”. The event was initiated by the University of Tokyo (東京大学) Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) at their satellite campus in Komaba, located in the west of Tokyo. It was a three-day event, held for the first time, with a focus on the “spatial thinking” component of GIScience and attracted scholars from all over the world.

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