Geography in Everyday Life: New Article, Infographic, Survey, and Dashboard

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My colleague Barbaree Duke at Directions Magazine and I have written an article entitled Geography in Everyday Life in 2022:  How geography is embedded in our everyday lives.  Our interest in doing so stems from our years of promoting and supporting geographic thinking and geotechnologies, and also from our longstanding respect to Dr Reg Golledge and his 2000 article that put forth several similar themes.  In our article, we:

  • Discuss what has changed and what is the same in 2022 vs 2000 regarding geography education and GIS technology.
  • Created a geography in everyday life infographic.
  • Created a survey via Survey123 and a dashboard with a few short questions about how you think spatially during the day and use geographic tools and maps.  The survey is open and shareable.

The article is here:


Feel free to participate in the survey, examine the resulting infographic, and to share!  

--Joseph Kerski 

About the Author
I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.