10 episodes

Why does thinking spatially and geographically still matter in our 21st Century world? Join geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore natural hazards, population trends, biodiversity, energy, water, and other important issues, how geotechnologies and maps can serve as tools for investigation, and dig into issues of location privacy and data quality along the way.

Thinking Spatially Joseph Kerski

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Why does thinking spatially and geographically still matter in our 21st Century world? Join geographer Joseph Kerski as we explore natural hazards, population trends, biodiversity, energy, water, and other important issues, how geotechnologies and maps can serve as tools for investigation, and dig into issues of location privacy and data quality along the way.

    Ibn Battuta and his Rihla: The Wonders of Traveling

    Ibn Battuta and his Rihla: The Wonders of Traveling

    Hear all about the amazing journeys and tales from Ibn Battuta, 14th Century world traveler. 

    • 11 min
    The Great Trigonometric Survey of India: Cartography, Fieldwork, and Politics

    The Great Trigonometric Survey of India: Cartography, Fieldwork, and Politics

    Hear all about The Great Trigonometric Survey of India, and its implications for cartography, fieldwork, and political geography. 

    • 11 min
    Strabo’s Geographica: The Whole Known World

    Strabo’s Geographica: The Whole Known World

    In today’s blog and Twitter-saturated world of short text, Strabo’s (63 BCE – c. 24 CE) Geographica seems almost from another world.  Not only was it lengthy—composed of 17 books—but […]

    • 11 min
    Webmapping: Maps anywhere, anytime, on any device

    Webmapping: Maps anywhere, anytime, on any device

    Entering an address into your smartphone, a web browser, or in an in-vehicle GPS device and getting turn-by-turn directions, a photograph at each turn, and a map or satellite image […]

    • 12 min
    Latitude and Longitude: Addresses for the Planet

    Latitude and Longitude: Addresses for the Planet

    Join geographer Joseph Kerski as we discuss what latitude and longitude are, its history, and how their development helped usher in a modern global society.  

    • 11 min
    National Statistical Agencies: Counting the Population, and much more.

    National Statistical Agencies: Counting the Population, and much more.

    Join Joseph Kerski as we, in this Decennial Census year of 2020 in the USA, discuss the history and development of national statistical agencies, their roles, and how they have […]

    • 13 min

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