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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

InfoGraphics 30th anniversary party!

Join  The InfoGraphics Lab for a celebration of their 30th anniversary Thursday, November 8th at 3:30pm in the InfoGraphics Lab, Condon 163. There will be snacks and at 4pm, there will announcements and celebrations!

The InfoGraphics Lab is a mapping and geospatial technology facility housed in the Department of Geography (163 Condon Hall). We serve the Department and the University community of faculty, staff, and students; and the State of Oregon through the application of innovative geospatial technologies, cartographic design, and geographic information science. We support research,


New faculty Carolyn Fish and Henry Luan featured on CAS website

The department is excited to welcome two new faculty into our GIScience program and the Spatial State Science and Technology major. The CAS Dean’s blog recently featured [profiles of both Henry and Carolyn on their blog. You can read about Dr. Henry Luan here and about Dr. Carolyn Fish here. Both Carolyn and Henry will be teaching some of the introductory GIScience courses in addition to their specialties, which expands the offerings that our students in Spatial Science and Technology can take.

Welcome Henry and Carolyn!