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.
Aerial Photography: Examining the Earth from Above
Aerial Photography: Examining the Earth from Above. Think spatially as we examine the development and influence that aerial photography has had since the mid 19th Century, and its impact on […]
On becoming a GISP GIS Professional
My story of becoming a GISP – a GIS professional as certified by the GIS Certification Institute, and why you should consider becoming one as well.
George Perkins Marsh: Humans as Change Agents
Join me as we chat about George Perkins Marsh, who pioneered the concept of humans as change agents: His life and legacy, and why it all matters.
What are the 10 most important GIS skills in education?
Let’s chat about the 10 most important GIS (Geographic Information Systems) skills to focus on and foster in education. I contend that if you and your students gain confidence in […]
Leif Eriksson: Visiting North America in 1001
Lets chat about Leif Eriksson’s life, voyages to North America and elsewhere, and the impact it all had on exploration, history, and geography.
Copernicus: Establishing correct Earth-Sun Relationships
Copernicus: Establishing correct Earth-Sun Relationships. Think spatially as we examine Copernicus’ life and impact, and why it matters on down to today.
The Ambassador of Geography and GIS
Dr. Kerski is THE international GIS/Geography evangelist. If you want the absolute expert and the geographer with the most experience and connections, Dr. Kerski is the best. No one is more productive than him and he does it all with such passion and joy. Bottom line: if you want to know about geography and GIS, you have reached the pinnacle in this series of podcasts.
Mandatory Outside Learning for Geography Students
I am currently a geography undergrad at the community college level and this is the type of hermeneutical material I’ve been waiting for! Geography is such a neglected area of thought and study in America; it’s borderline criminal. Out of the thousands of students at my school, there are only about 5 geography majors. It can be stigmatizing but podcasts like these by professionals help keep my geographic education in a wider context.
Huge thanks to Mr. Kerski for bringing geographical dimensions to the podcast airwaves, I have been reading his work for a while and glad that he’s now doing audio episodes. My twenty minute commutes to work went from pure banal platitudes to being engaged with my academic discipline.
I hope geography podcasts catch on, I would absolutely love for Jerry Brotton, Mark Monmonier, Kenneth Field, or any other wonderful geographers/cartographers to start a cartocast!