GeoInspirations - Articles and Podcasts

Directions Magazine has been privileged to work with some of the most influential minds in the geospatial industry. Over the years, we have showcased their innovations with the hope of inspiring our readers to greater heights. Dr. Joseph Kerski joins us for our newest series, GeoInspirations. He is interviewing some of those men and women who have changed the face of our industry, shining a light on the importance of geography. We hope that you’re inspired to make a difference with geography in your corner of the world.

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Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Andres Abeyta - Helping People Learn Geotechnologies Online

GeoInspirations: Pakrad Balabanian - Geospatial Education Champion for the Middle East

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Dr. Sarah Bednarz - Developing Spatial Habits of Mind for a Better World

GeoInspirations: Alastair Bonnett - Defining Geography Beyond the Map

GeoInspirations: Erik Bushland, Letting Students Fly

Geoinspirations: Mark Bushman - Pushing the Boundaries Forward in Ecology, Education, and Beyond

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Patricia Carbajales-Dale, Promoting GIS for Good

GeoInspirations Podcast Series: Allen Carroll, Storyteller and Environmental Champion

GeoInspirations: Jim Castagneri — Counting on Census Geography

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Letisha and Garet Couch - Supporting GIS Through Teamwork

GeoInspirations: Dr. Maria Luisa de Lázaro y Torres on Co-founding Atlas Digital Escolar and Improving Distance Learning

GeoInspirations: Dr. Maria Luisa de Lázaro y Torres on Co-founding Atlas Digital Escolar and Improving Distance Learning(Espanol)

GeoInspirations: Susan DeMar - Positive Role Model, Department Champion

GeoInspirations: Karl Donert - Geography Ambassador to the World

GeoInspirations: Dorothy Drummond, the Never Stop Learning and Traveling Educator

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Jasmine Du - Helping Develop the Next Generation of Geospatial Tools

GeoInspirations: Bob Dulli, a loud and persistent voice for Geo Ed

GeoInspirations: Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux: Pushing geography into the sky — literally

GeoInspirations: Michelle Ellington—Making efficiency a priority

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Bleys Focht - Reminding Us to Stay Open to New Ideas

GeoInspirations: Ann Fritz - Collaborations in the Field and Across Disciplinary Boundaries

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Sona Guliyeva - A Geospatial life opens new horizons

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: David Hansen - Explaining the Power of GIS, Simplified

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Dr. Paulette Hasier - Curating Generations of Cartography

GeoInspirations Podcast Series: Timothy Hawthorne - Making GIS accessible to the Masses

GeoInspirations: Raphael Heath, Teaching students to avoid ash clouds & other geo challenges

GeoInspirations: Nathan Heazlewood - GIS is benefiting the planet, enriching career paths, and…is Cool!

GeoInspirations: Dennis Hunink - Educator, Developer, Innovator

GeoInspirations: Dr. Lawrence Joseph - Applying Geography for Better Business

Geoinspirations: Dr. Aikaterini Klonari - Geography was Born in Greece. It Nearly Died There, Too.

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Erika Klose – Advancing the Boundaries of Education and Science through Technology

GeoInspirations: Michelle LeBlanc – GeoEducation from the Library to the Community

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Jenna Leveille - The Land of Opportunity and Inspiration

GeoInspirations: Brett Lucas - Many Hats, Single Focus

GeoInspirations Podcast Series: Stace Maples - Archaeologist, Librarian, Tattoo Artist & GIS Evangelist

GeoInspirations: Barry Martinez - Overcoming the Past for a Bright Future in GIS

GeoInspirations: Peggy McKillip - Changing the World One Tree at a Time

GeoInspirations: Judy Mraz - Promoting Geography Education in the Southern Hemisphere and Beyond

GeoInspirations: David Neils - Nature Champion, Career Connector

GeoInspirations: Luis Olivieri, helping youth build futures with GIS

GeoInspirations: Simon Onywere - Shining A Geospatial Light in East Africa and Beyond

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Anita Palmer - Changing the World through GIS Education

GeoInspirations Podcast Series: Dr. Alex Philp - Envisioning the Future of GIS in Society

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Denise Powell - Reimagining what a university can be and do

GeoInspirations: René Pretorius - “Don’t Settle for Good Enough.”

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: James Rattling Leaf - Responsibility, Reciprocity, Relevance, and Relationality

GeoInspirations: Randy Raymond, Bringing schools & communities together through meaningful GIS projects

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Eva Reid - Empowering the Geospatial Community, Empowering Women

GeoInspirations: Breece Robertson - Making a Positive Difference on Protected Lands

GeoInspirations: Robert Saveland - Geography Educator, War Hero, Lifelong Learner

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Kendis Scharenbroich - Blazing a Trail as GIS President and CEO

GeoInspirations Podcast Series: Harold Schuch - Grounding GIS in Geomatics

GeoInspirations: Lauri Sohl - Enabling a Smart City, and Giving Back to the Community

GeoInspirations: Ken Smith’s Passion for Area Research and Retail Analytics

GeoInspirations: Stacey Stark, Touching the Future

GeoInspirations: Dr. Josef Strobl – Moving the Frontiers of GIScience Forward

GeoInspirations: Bill Strong, Focused on What Matters

Geoinspirations: Diana Ter-Ghazaryan - Weaving Together the Humanistic and Cartographic

GeoInspirations: Grant Ian Thrall, Bridging Geography, Business and Economics

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Beth Tulanowski– Breaking down GIS barriers from the University Library

GeoInspirations: Madison Vorva — A Voice for Change

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Ashok & Ishu Wadwani - Implementing a passion for data, technology & education

GeoInspirations Podcast Series: Shannon White, Applying Spatial Thinking and Geospatial Tools for a Career Adventure

Geoinspirations Podcast Series: Dr. John Wilson - Leading Spatial Sciences at USC and Beyond

GeoInspirations: Amy Work - Connecting People, Communities, Geotechnology, and the Environment

GeoInspirational Women

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