AGS Timeline 1998
1998 -- AGS Archives
"Environmental History" issue of the Geographical Review.
"J.B. Jackson and Geography" issue of the Geographical Review.
Jerry Dobson's article in GeoWorld magazine on how the
American Geographical Society Serves Geography
At the 1998 Awards
Ceremony and Banquet in Milwaukee, the Society's most prestigious medals
were presented. Award recipients include:
Arthur H. Robinson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who literally
"wrote the book" on modern cartography and geodesy;
Academician Chen Shupeng of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who pioneered
and championed automated cartography, remote sensing and GIS in China;
Professor Robert C. West of Louisiana State University, a renowned regional
geographer specializing in Latin America; and
writer Dava Sobel, author of Longitude (1995), an in-depth history
of the quest for longitude, which has sold over 2 million copies in 17
Discovery of the 1,000th pulsar in our galaxy was announced on November 13, 1998, in a press release by the Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester. Astronomers used the 64-meter Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales, Australia, on which a "multibeam" receiver was installed on the telescope in early 1997.