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AAG Annual Conference


We can’t wait to see you at the 2017 American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting in Boston, MA!

You will be joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from April 5-9, 2017, with Business and Private Sector Career panels and Open Geospatial Education sessions featuring Anthony Calamito, VP of Product for Boundless.

Boundless Talks: Careers & Education at AAG

We can’t wait to see you at the 2017 American Association of Geographers’ Annual Meeting in Boston, MA!

You will be joined by fellow geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience. The meeting will be held from April 5-9, 2017, with Business and Private Sector Career panels and Open Geospatial Education sessions featuring Anthony Calamito, VP of Product for Boundless.

The 2017 Meeting will be headquartered at the Hynes Convention Center, located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston.

Boundless will be in Booth 603, and we will also have panels and presentations throughout the event.

Building Upon the Community

Boundless believes in the power of geography, and strives to promote geo-education wherever and whenever possible. Open source software provides the best tools to help educators and students learn about geography.

 Building upon the great work started by the GeoForAll initiative, and as a complement to course materials provided by the FOSS4G Academy, Boundless is proud to provide free access to the open GIS ecosystem, Boundless Connect. Connect provides a collection of tutorials, style files, plugins and premium datasets and a global user community to interact with.

Two Great Panels with Anthony Calamito

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Anthony Calamito

Anthony serves as the Chief Evangelist & VP of Product for Boundless and is responsible for product strategy and outreach, educational initiatives, and our ongoing commitment to the open source community.  Anthony is also a Steering Committee member at LocationTech, and and a Fellow of the American Geographical Society. His commitment to geography education and community outreach extends beyond Boundless — he is also an adjunct instructor at George Mason University.

Resources for Expanding Open Geospatial Education (4317)

Saturday, 4/8/2017, from 11:50 AM – 1:10 PM in Room 206

The goal of this session is to form discussion around open geospatial education, and eliminating barriers including high monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that prevent collaboration among scholars and educators. This session will feature a panel of speakers who believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and are active in the open geospatial education community. The panel will highlight currently available educational resources, and determine areas where additional resources are needed.

Preparing Geographers for Business and Private Sector Careers (3216)

Friday, 4/7/2017, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Room 205

The private sector contains many dynamic and exciting employment opportunities for geographers. This panel will feature geographers and other professionals with experience in the private sector who will discuss key issues affecting career opportunities for geographers and improving their preparation for employment.