Association of American Geographers AAG - My Community, My Earth
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MyCOE projects consist of the following elements:

At least one original map as a centerpiece

  • Maps may be digital (e.g., GIS maps) or hand drawn but must be legible.  Remember, this map may be displayed on the MyCOE Web site and/or presented at international meetings.
  • You may submit more than one map, but you must include at least one map.
  • Your map should be georeferenced at a reasonable level  to where your project work refers to "our earth" 

A written description of your project, including:

  • A title that lets us know what it is about; five to seven words is usually enough
  • Background on the geography of the area being studied, or "my community"
  • A summary of your work, which should be an abstract of about 350 to 500 words
  • If you had a mentor, advisor or teacher help you, please note their name in your submission.

You might also include a list of proposed actions or solutions for your community.

You could also describe the impact your project might have.  Your statement could answer the following questions:

  • How would you like your MyCOE project to make a difference in your community?
  • Have you shared the results of your MyCOE project locally such as with the newspaper, city government, or community leaders? If so, how?
  • Have you already seen any effect on your community as a result of your MyCOE project? If so, please describe.
  • How has your MyCOE project affected you personally?
  • Please be sure to include the name, address, telephone number, and/or e–mail address of each participant.

In addition, you may want to include other elements appropriate to your project. These elements are optional, and may include

  • Supplemental essay or text (if you want to write a longer report)
  • Photographs
  • Field observations
  • Bibliography

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