On May 26th, I finished my second term as co-chair of the Geographical and Geospatial Sciences Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. This ends twelve years of service as chair or member of the GGSC and its predecessor, the Mapping Sciences Committee. It’s been a terrific experience working with the scholars and practitioners on the committees, and the awesome NASEM staff. We’ve had some great meetings, speakers and discussions on all things cutting-edge in Geography and Geographic Information Science. Here are some of the stellar people with whom I’ve had the privilege to work.
(L-R): Dawn Wright (ESRI), Deborah Glickson (NASEM), Oceana Francis (University of Hawaii), Pat McDowell (University of Oregon), Kristen Kurland (Carnegie Mellon)
New person in this photo: Charles Burgis (NASEM)
*Game of Thrones reference