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Geography isn’t just about knowing your way around a map. 

It’s about knowing your way around our ever-changing world. 

The Department of Geography at the University of Oregon is one of the top ten geography programs in the country. We feature faculty and students researching and teaching about the cutting edge of important societal issues, such as racism, climate change, water resources, economic development, land use, conflict, migration, spatial data science, cartography, and more. We offer two major programs of study, Geography and Spatial Data Science and Technology and a minor in Geography.

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Geography Club Mapathon!

Mapathon is back! Geography Club will be hosting their Winter mapathon on Wednesday, Feb 19th at 5:30pm in Knight 144. This sessions project will include mapping infrastructure for food security in the Philippines. You need zero mapping experience to join in this fun, easy, and quite relaxing event. Plus, you’ll get to have some pizza.

This event is open to anyone interested in checking it out.

Mapathons are a project developed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) that crowdsources data for projects that they fun in different parts fo the world through the Open Street

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AroundtheO: Mule Deer map goes viral!

Congratulations to Joanna Merson and the InfoGraphics Lab for the feature in Around the O!

In the spring of 2016, a determined mule deer did something that, as far as anyone knows, no other mule deer had done before: She traveled a whopping 242 miles from southwest Wyoming to eastern Idaho in the greatest migration in recorded mule deer history.

A team of UO geographers has produced an innovative documentation of her feat so people actually do know about this impressive trek, which she’s repeated every subsequent spring, stunning the researchers tracking her journeys with a

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