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Geography GIS Club

The Geography GIS Club is a UNC student organization open to students interested in geography.

The goals of the organization spread through an array of subjects relating from social sciences to the physical environment. The general conception is that geography is the identification of places on maps, but in truth, it just a fraction of the scheme of things. Geography is everything people are doing in their everyday lives, from the social tendencies and interactions in a certain place to the physical change of the earth’s environment, whether natural or manmade. These change every day, so geography is an evolving field which everyone has a say in, whether they are conscious of that or not. In short, the Geography GIS Club exists to spread the true depth of Geography, a subject that has been misrepresented by the memorization of capitals and place locations. Club members also participate in National Geography Awareness Week and attend professional conferences.

Projects that the Geography GIS Club plan to work on are as follows:

  • Attending regional geography meetings with department faculty
  • Going on local and regional field trips to places of employment or enrichment
  • Hosting social events with department faculty
  • Connecting with alumni for career paths

If you are interested in participating in the Geography GIS Club, contact information is provided below.

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