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Re: [web-49] anyone going to, or have thoughts on, AAG in Las Vegas?

From: Andrew T.
Sent on: Monday, March 16, 2009 11:07 AM
Eric Theise wrote:
> Hi all,
> Being a believer in total immersion, I recently joined the Association
> of American Geographers (AAG) and will be going to their annual
> meeting in Las Vegas next week.  The website says
> "Join 7,000 geographers, GIS specialists, and environmental scientists
> from around the world in Las Vegas for the very latest in research,
> policy, and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience
> during the annual conference of the Association of American
> Geographers, to be held March 22-27, 2009."
> and estimates the number of presentations at 4,000.  Four thousand
> talks in five days.  Unbelievable.
> I was curious if any of you meetup-ers are going, or is/was a member
> of AAG, or has any thoughts at all about AAG, either on its own merits
> or as it intersects with web 2.0 applications and communities.  This
> discussion list is notoriously short on discussion, but maybe this
> question could spark a few posts.

 From my understanding - the AAG is notoriously "old school" and stuck 
in historic paradigms.

*However*, last year showed an interest in the field. Therefore, there 
are several panels now on Where2.0, collaboration, neogeography, impact 
of Google on GIS, open-source geo, et al.

I'll be attending - and interested in meeting up at some point.


Andrew Turner
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