Officers and Councilors
Established in 1851, the American
Geographical Society is the oldest professional geographical organization
in the United States. It is recognized world-wide as a pioneer
in geographical research and education.
The mission of the American Geographical
Society is to link business, professional, and scholarly worlds in
the creation and application of geographical knowledge and techniques
to address economic, social, and environmental problems. The
Society's work serves to increase geographical knowledge and the recognition
of its importance in the contemporary world.
Through its landmark
peer-reviewed publications, the Geographical Review and FOCUS on Geography journal, and through assorted consulting and lecture services,
the AGS excels in presenting clearly and concisely relevant
geographical information that can be understood by the general
public as well as by professional geographers.
The AGS has been noted for pioneering work in exploration
and cartography; for amassing the foremost geographical research
library in the Western Hemisphere; and for research, mapping,
and consulting services for government and business at the highest
levels. The AGS also sponsors exciting travel programs around the globe, with
special lectures by leading geographers.