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National States Geographic Information CouncilNational States Geographic Information Council was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 30, 2021 1:55 am
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NSGIC promotes the efficient development and management of location-based information resources, and advocates for innovative, strategic use of these assets to advance the interests of states, tribes, regions, local governments, and the nation. NSGIC facilitates connections and provides a forum for best practices exchange and collaboration, to promote the coordinated, impactful, and cost-efficient application of GIS and other location-based information. NSGIC also promotes geospatial advocacy initiatives that coordinate activities, knowledge, and policies of collaborative outreach to support informed decision-making for public and private leaders. NSGIC’s membership is comprised of senior state geographic information system (GIS) managers and coordinators, and representatives from federal agencies, local governments, the private sector, academia, and other professional organizations.

Southern California Association of GovernmentsSouthern California Association of Governments was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 30, 2021 1:50 am
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The Southern California Association of Governments, also known as SCAG, is an association of various Southern California local governments and agencies, which serves as the region's metropolitan and transportation planning agency. SCAG is the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization and represents six counties, 191 cities, and over 18 million residents. SCAG's stated mission is to "foster innovative regional solutions that improve the lives of Southern Californians through inclusive collaboration, visionary planning, regional advocacy, information sharing, and promoting best practices," and its vision statement is to be "Southern California's catalyst for a brighter future." SCAG was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, with regional offices in Imperial County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Ventura County.

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The Southern California Association of Governments is governed by the 86-membereighty-six-member Regional Council, which is composed of a representative from each of the 67sixty-seven regional districts with approximately equal population levels and one representative from each county Board of Supervisors, in addition to one representative of the Southern California Native American Tribal Governments, all members of the Los Angeles City Council, and the Mayormayor of the City of Los Angeles, who serves as the Los Angeles City At-Large Representative. Each of the Regionalregional Councilcouncil members have a voting seat on one of SCAG’s three major policy committees: Community, Economic and Human Development Committee, Energy and Environment Committee, or Transportation Committee. The Regional Council is supported by the the Executive/Administration Committee, which addresses matters pertaining to human resources, budgets, finance, operations, and communications. At least once a year, usually in April or May, SCAG convenes the General Assembly of its members, a forum where policy matters are identified and addressed and the agency's course for the coming year is set. SCAG makes policy decisions regarding transportation and municipal planning and undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to encourage a more sustainable Southern California.

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At least once a year, usually in April or May, SCAG convenes the General Assembly of its members, a forum where policy matters are identified and addressed and the agency's course for the coming year is set. SCAG makes policy decisions regarding transportation and municipal planning and undertakes a variety of planning and policy initiatives to encourage a more sustainable Southern California.

SCAG's programs and projects focus on economy and finance, federal and state compliance, housing, sustainability, and transportation. In 2020, SCAG launched its 2020-2045 regional transportation plan and sustainable communities strategy, Connect SoCal, a plan for over 4,000 transportation projects to meet future mobility and housing needs, balanced with economic, environmental, and public health goals. SCAG provides public services, including earthquake preparedness,; Go Human, a biking and walking safety outreach program,; the Sustainable Communities Program,; Toolbox Tuesday, which provides free professional online training to local government employees,; 100 Hours, a campaign to reduce traffic congestion,; and the Government to University Initiative.

Web3Web3 was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 30, 2021 1:37 am
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Web3 is a proposed iteration of the internet that would be built upon the blockchain, allowing for decentralized ownership and access to information online. In the theoretical Web3 framework, the internet would run on a blockchain (such as Ethereum), a network of computers that collectively host data that is accessible to any user. By being hosted on a blockchain, Web3 would allow users to earn tokens for participating on the internet, which could be used to vote on decisions and accrue real value, while also eliminating user reliance on third parties and tech companies for internet access, transactions, and communication. Web3 has garnered significant discussion in the early 2020s, along with the rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), digital—digital online collectibles that can be bought and sold with cryptocurrencies.

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Web3 enthusiasts view it as the natural successor to Web1, defined as the earliest iteration of the internet from the 1990s to the mid-2000s, and Web2, the current iteration of the internet introduced around 2005. Web1 can be viewed as the early days of the internet, where information was democratized but difficult for everyday people to access. The introduction of social media websites and tech companies in the mid-2000s is generally thought of to behave been the starting point for Web2. In Web2, companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have created methods that make accessing and conducting transactions on the internet easier for everyday users. Critics allege that during the Web2 era, these companies have amassed too much power and influence, as a majority of transactions and interactions on the internet must go through their platforms. Proponents of Web3 say that having the internet run on the blockchain will allow everyday users to access the internet and make transactions without having to rely on tech companies or third parties in order to do so.

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The central idea of Web3 is that it would theoretically give everyday users property rights on the internet. This would be done through tokens, both non-fungible and fungible, which could be acquired with cryptocurrencies and validated by the blockchain. Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are central to the idea of Web3, as they effectively allow users to own a piece of the internet. NFTs come in a variety of forms, such as art, images, code, music, text, game objects, credentials, governance rights, access passes, and more. Additionally, these NFTs could be purchased and exchanged directly between users, and would not have to go through any intermediaries.

Michael DentMichael Dent had a suggestion from Golden's AI approved byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
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November 29, 2021 10:44 pm
Michael DentMichael Dent was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 10:44 pm
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michael dent Michael Dent

Michael Dent is a co-founder of What3words and a founder of PropertyData.

Mohan GanesalingamMohan Ganesalingam was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 10:42 pm
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Mohan Ganesalingam

Mohan Ganesalingham is a co-founder and chief research officer of What3words.

What3wordsWhat3words was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 10:41 pm
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What3words

What3words is a London-based company developing a global address system. The company was founded by Jack Waley-Cohen, Chris Sheldrick, Mohan Ganesalingam, and Michael Dent.

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Michael DentMichael Dent was created byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
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November 29, 2021 10:41 pm
Michael Dent

Michael Dent

Michael Dent is a co-founder of What3words and a founder of PropertyData.

Mohan GanesalingamMohan Ganesalingam was created byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
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November 29, 2021 10:39 pm
Mohan Ganesalingam

Mohan Ganesalingam

Mohan Ganesalingham is a co-founder and chief research officer of What3words.

Chris SheldrickChris Sheldrick was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 10:35 pm
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Chris Sheldrick

Chris Sheldrick is co-founder and CEO of What3words.

Chris SheldrickChris Sheldrick was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 10:35 pm
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Chris Sheldrick

Chris SheldrickChris Sheldrick was created byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
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November 29, 2021 10:34 pm
Chris Sheldrick

Chris Sheldrick

Chris Sheldrick is co-founder and CEO of What3words.

Jack Waley-CohenJack Waley-Cohen was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 10:32 pm
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Jack Waley-Cohen

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Jack Waley-Cohen is co-founder, COO, and chief corporate development officer at What3words.

What3wordsWhat3words was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 9:55 pm
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What3words is a global address system founded by Jack Waley-Cohen, Chris Sheldrick, Mohan Ganesalingam, and Michael Dent in 2013.The London-based internet company developed a global address system comprised asof a three-word location pinpoint service by dividing the globe into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares. Each square is assigned a unique three-word name, making a location more accessible and faster to find on a map. What3words has partnered with other companies and organizations to develop products and integrations used in geographic tools, navigation, and delivery logistics.

Design

Design

What3words is a location encoding system that uses words instead of letters and numbers for algorithmic mapping and location coding. When used with the What3wordsWhat3words app, the mobile device GPS of your smartphone or mobile device connects to provide a three-word code for yourthe user's location. What3wordsWhat3words also provides a service called OneWords for business organizations, retailers, and brands with the opportunity to purchase a word or short string of words that represents their business in the What3wordsWhat3words app. The purpose is to make searching easier and faster for users.

Use

Use

What3words services are accessible through an app available for download on iOS and Android mobile device systems. What3words designed the app as a tool to use for different activities, including organizingmeeting meetingsorganization, location sharing, delivery planning, destination searching, and emergency support. Users can also create location lists for future reference.

The What3words app allows users to find an address or location through satellite mode featuring grid layout. Users then view the current address provided. Satellite mode allows for accuracy when using the GPS of your device. Upon identifying the desired location, you tap the square in the grid to get directions to the address. Upon entering the three-word What3words address, you can navigate the map for additional information. Users can share address information with others, save the address to their location list, and add photos to address details.

Voice mode features allow users to search for a location using What3words three-word address. A scanning feature enables users to scan a What3words address for search results. Users can save their searches by making lists in the app, including a saved locations list and a favorites list. Users can share list information with others through social media options. Language settings allow users to set their preferred language with a secondary language option.

Products

What3words mission is to create a product that is easy to use while finding a location with better accuracy. In following the three-word combination, the product was developed with the average consumer or someone with little technical experience in mind. It integrates into existing software with businesses and individual users through an app download. The integration includes custom codes, plugs, and other services for device platform compatibility. The service is used in navigation and mapping systems in various industries, including travel, retail, aid, and government agencies. Since the release, the service has integrated with over 25 apps with 25 million users globally. A few notable products include:

  • What3words brand products – Featuring the company name, these products were created for personal or business use like the ArcGIS Locator used to display the three-word address of a location, What3words Sheets for Google Sheets, and the original What3words app for Android and iOS systems where people can share, save or navigate to any location with content in 40 languages. What3words also has plugins for WordPress, Excel, Mac, Shopify, and more.
  • Vehicle integrations – What3words developed navigation and location services and apps for car companies, including Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, and Ford Motor Company. Such products allow users to sync travel information like directions via voice command by using three words. Users can also access maps with offline navigation services.
  • E-commerce integrations – What3words developed services for various retail and restaurant companies such as Domino’s, Power Tools UK, The Stroud Wine Company, The Model Tree Shop, and more, making location and delivery services more accessible and efficient for customers.
  • Developer integrations – What3words created digital tools used to integrate data into software applications used to develop content. The company established over a dozen tools used as part of storefronts of online sellers and retailers. Integrations also can convert data to ensure address accuracy for businesses and customers.
  • Geographic integrations – What3words developed geographic mapping tools for various companies and platforms to enhance map coordinate features. Services created help users define address information using high-tech displays, enabling efficient searching leading to the three-word address result. Services developed include custom mapping solutions for government contractors, property developers & agents, outdoor event promoters, and unique geographical locations such as Russia, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and Indonesia.
  • Accessibility integrations – What3words accessibility products are comprised of partnerships with companies to develop custom services that benefit everyone with more focus on people with disabilities. These services include helping the visually impaired find specific locations for easy navigation and accessible entrances. Special mapping features can also assist individuals with memory loss in establishing travel plans from their current location to their intended destination.
  • Emergency Safety integrations: What3words emergency & safety service products include over a dozen custom services developed with government agencies and business entities. These products provide users with easy access to local emergency services while helping first responders locate a precise location where help is needed. While these products have helped people get immediate assistance, they have been under scrutiny due to location accuracy issues.
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What3words developed other custom integration products for mapping, photography, logistics, drones, and taxi ride-hailing. Photography integrations allow photographers, bloggers, and cinematographers to share photo data and search locations with three-word addresses accompanying the photo. Logistics integrations enable users to track and share locations for delivery accuracy and efficiency. Drone integrations assist with the precision of GPS coordinates, flight take-off communications, and other drone operations. Additionally, gift products are available for purchase allow people to personalize items such as clothing, jewelry, signs, and accessories featuring a What3words three-word address.

The What3words app allows users to find an address or location through satellite mode, featuring a grid layout. Satellite mode allows for accuracy when using a mobile device's GPS. A user can enter the three-word What3words address and navigate the map for additional information. Upon identifying the desired location, the user can tap the square in the grid to get directions to the address. Users can share address information with others, save the address to their location list, and add photos to the address details.

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Voice mode features allow users to search for a location using What3words' three-word address. A scanning feature enables users to scan a What3words address for search results. Users can save their searches by making lists in the app, including a saved locations list and a favorites list. Users can share list information with others through social media options. Language settings allow users to set their preferred language with a secondary language option.

Product integrations

What3words' mission is to create a product that is easy to use while finding a location with better accuracy. In following the three-word combination, the product was developed with the average consumer or someone with little technical experience in mind. It integrates into existing software with businesses and individual users through an app download. The integration includes custom codes, plugs, and other services for device platform compatibility. The service is used in navigation and mapping systems in various industries, including travel, retail, aid, and government agencies. Since the release, the service has integrated with over twenty-five apps and has 25 million users globally. Notable integrations include the following:

  • What3words brand products—Featuring the company name, these products were created for personal or business use like the ArcGIS Locator used to display the three-word address of a location, What3words Sheets for Google Sheets, and the original What3words app for Android and iOS systems where people can share, save, or navigate to any location with content in forty languages. What3words also has plugins for WordPress, Excel, Mac, Shopify, and more.
  • Vehicle integrations—What3words developed navigation and location services and apps for car companies, including Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Motors, and Ford Motor Company. Such products allow users to sync travel information like directions via voice command by using three words. Users can also access maps with offline navigation services.
  • E-commerce integrations—What3words developed services for various retail and restaurant companies such as Domino’s, Power Tools UK, The Stroud Wine Company, The Model Tree Shop, and more, making location and delivery services more accessible and efficient for customers.
  • Developer integrations—What3words created digital tools to integrate data into software applications used to develop content. The company established over a dozen tools used as part of storefronts of online sellers and retailers. Integrations also can convert data to ensure address accuracy for businesses and customers.
  • Geographic integrations—What3words developed geographic mapping tools for various companies and platforms to enhance map coordinate features. Services created help users define address information using high-tech displays, enabling efficient searching leading to the three-word address result. Services developed include custom mapping solutions for government contractors, property developers & agents, outdoor event promoters, and unique geographical locations such as Russia, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and Indonesia.
  • Accessibility integrations—What3words accessibility products are comprised of partnerships with companies to develop custom services that benefit everyone with more focus on people with disabilities. These services include helping the visually impaired find specific locations for easy navigation and accessible entrances. Special mapping features can also assist individuals with memory loss in establishing travel plans from their current location to their intended destination.
  • Emergency Safety integrations—What3words emergency & safety service products include over a dozen custom services developed with government agencies and business entities. These products provide users with easy access to local emergency services while helping first responders locate a precise location where help is needed. While these products have helped people get immediate assistance, they have been under scrutiny due to location accuracy issues.
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What3words has developed other custom integration products for mapping, photography, logistics, drones, and taxi ride-hailing. Photography integrations allow photographers, bloggers, and cinematographers to share photo data and search locations with three-word addresses accompanying the photo. Logistics integrations enable users to track and share locations for delivery accuracy and efficiency. Drone integrations assist with the precision of GPS coordinates, flight take-off communications, and other drone operations. Additionally, gift products are available for purchase, which allow people to personalize items such as clothing, jewelry, signs, and accessories featuring a What3words three-word address.

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AbacusAbacus was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 2:55 pm
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Abacus designs software catered specifically to a variety of industries including:

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BexioBexio was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 2:53 pm
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Bexios cloud-based software is designed as a tool for SME's, selfself-employed employedprofessionals, and Startupsstartups to assist in administrative managemntmanagement and accounting. Through their platform, Bexio provides users with CRM, sales order management and invoicing, online accounting with accountant access, and a bank interface allowing for automated bank account reconciliations and payments. They provide regular training and webinars to assure their clients know how to utilize the software. Bexio also provides as legal advising.

Bexio was founded in 2013 by Jeremias Meier, Marcel Lenz, Stefan Brunner. The company is based in Rapperswil, Zurich.Laurent Decrue is the current CEO at Bexio. Co-founder, Marcel Lenz is the current CTO at the company. Bexio was aquired by Die Mobiliar in 2018.

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Bexio was founded in 2013 by Jeremias Meier, Marcel Lenz, Stefan Brunner. The company is based in Rapperswil, Zurich.Laurent Decrue is the current CEO at Bexio. Co-founder, Marcel Lenz is the current CTO at the company. Bexio was acquired by Die Mobiliar in 2018.

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African StartupsAfrican Startups was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 2:48 pm
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Maxime Bayen, Senior Venture Builder at BFA Global, shared data sayingstating African startups raised $1.19 billion in the first half of 2021. This is about double what was raised in the first halves of 2019 and 2020. The countries Nigeria and South Africa account for 56% of funding amongst African countries countries. African Startups with all-male founding teams got 77% of the funding, while female CEOs raised about 14% of the financing, which is up from 2% for the same period in 2020. Digest Africa reported that the biggest investments went to Expensya ($20 million), Gro Intelligence ($85 million), TymeBank ($109 million), and Flutterwave ($170 million). It took about 11eleven months for funding for African Startups to hit the billion-dollar mark in 2019, took 9nine months in 2020, and about 5five months in 2021.

LadderLadder was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 2:37 pm
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Ladder is a professional community platform that was founded in 2020 by Andrew Tan and Akshaya Dinesh. Ladder members can join professional communities, consume career focused content, engage in discussions, conduct job searchsearches, and form relationships with peers and mentors. The platform functions as a professional social network primarily targeting Gen Z. Ladder features three core pillars:

  • Connections: Members can connect through AMAs, Groupgroup Chatschats, Eventsevents, and Coffee Chats, a kind ofcoffee matchmakingchats—a tool for matching professionals with opportunities.
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San Diego Association of GovernmentsSan Diego Association of Governments was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 2:25 pm
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SANDAG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of mayors, councilmemberscouncil members, county supervisors, and other leaders from each of the region's 19nineteen local governments, representing over 3 million people in the jurisdictions within the San Diego region and neighboring areas. Supplementing these voting members are advisory representatives from Imperial County, the U.S. Department of Defense, Caltrans, San Diego Unified Port District, Metropolitan Transit System, North County Transit District, San Diego County Water Authority, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, Mexico, and the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. In collaboration with these advisory representatives, community partners and stakeholders, and assisted by a professional staff, SANDAG's Board of Directors makes policy decisions regarding transportation and municipal planning. In addition, SANDAG has capital planning and fare setting powers for the county's transit systems, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit District.

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American Geographical SocietyAmerican Geographical Society was edited byAmy Tomlinson GayleAmy Tomlinson Gayle
November 29, 2021 2:21 pm
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The American Geographical Society (AGS) is a membership learning society and professional organization of geographers dedicated to promoting the advancement of geographic thinking, knowledge, and understanding. The oldest professional geographical organization in the United States, AGS was established in 1851 and is headquartered in New York City. The American Geographical Society's stated mission is "to advance and promote geography in business, government, science, and education, and to enhance the nation’s geographic literacy so as to engender sound public policy, national security, and human well-being worldwide." AGS seeks to " to engage the American public, from its youngest to its oldest citizens, with new and amazing ways to understand and characterize our changing world."

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The American Geographical Society was founded in 1851, with significant financial support from Gilded Age philanthropist Archer Huntington, for the specific intent to rescue missing Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin and his crew, who were lost and believed to be still alive in the Arctic Ocean. The Franklin rescue expedition was unsuccessful, but the AGS expanded its network and played an active role in various high profile explorations, surveys, and data collection, and map making efforts. In the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century, AGS’s mission largely shifted from exploration and research to promoting geographic education. While the AGS carries out funded research projects and funds scholarly research, it more broadly supports education and teacher development, works with with the Geographic Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) to promote standards and instructional materials for K-12 education, promotes geography through white papers and online content, and publishes geographic journals. The AGS is funded by individual member contributions, patron donations, and corporate partnerships.

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In the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century, AGS’s mission largely shifted from exploration and research to promoting geographic education. While the AGS carries out funded research projects and funds scholarly research, it more broadly supports education and teacher development, works with with the Geographic Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) to promote standards and instructional materials for K-12 education, promotes geography through white papers and online content, and publishes geographic journals. The AGS is funded by individual member contributions, patron donations, and corporate partnerships.

In 2021, the major initiatives of the American Geographical Society included Geography 2050, Geography 2050: DC, EthicalGEO, Geography Educator Initiative, Council Fellowship, Student Scholar Internship, GeoAI, Honorary Fellows, Medals, Council Fellowship, and The Fliers’ And Explorers’ Globe. The American Geographical Society publishes several publications, including Geographical Review, its flagship periodical devoted to scientific geography,; FOCUS On Geography, a digital version of it paper magazine with a more dynamic and interactive format,; and DailyGeo, a daily digital newsblast highlighting geography in headline stories delivered to readers' email inboxes on weekdays, as. wellIt asalso produces The American Geographical Society Podcast.

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