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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.

The Department of Geography knows that a safe environment free of hate, violence, and discrimination is the right of every student and essential for learning to happen. Along with the rest of campus, our department recognizes and values our responsibility to protect our environment from hate and discrimination in any form. Resources are available to anyone on campus experiencing or witnessing hate or discrimination at

Tues, Mar 6th MapTime event: Carto!

The Eugene chapter of MapTime is hosting another workshop on Interactive Web Mapping with Carto. In this workshop, InfoGraphics’ own Cartographic Developer Joanna Merson will guide you through how to use the web-based software Carto to upload data to the cloud and style it within the browser.

This workshop will be in Knight Library 144 on Tuesday, Marth 6th, from 4:00-5:00pm. Visit their website here for more info and the register to attend (preferred, but not required if you’re feeling spontaneous on Tuesday afternoon!).

InfoGraphics map in the New York Times

On Febuary 23rd, Dr. Arthur Middleton, National Geographic Society Fellow and Assistant Professor at Berkeley, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to direct his department to work with states and landowners to facilitate migration corridors for large ungulates. The article contains a simplified version of a map that appeared in the Wild Migrations: Atlas of Wyoming’s Ungulates, which is a forthcoming collaboration between our very own InfoGraphics Lab and the University of Wyoming. The research that has gone into this atlas and ...