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Geography in Latin America and the Caribbean: Collaborative Data Collection Project 

Thank you for your consideration in participating in this special effort that is currently underway to collect information about geography, geography organizations, and geographers across the American continent. Our objective is to conduct a type of general geography census in the Americas with the purpose of facilitating communication between geographers across the hemisphere. We invite you to participate in this data collection effort.

We ask that you send us information of at least one (or more if you like) of the following options:

Geography departments or programs in universities or institutions of higher education

National geography institutes/ professional geography societies / academic geography associations

You, as an individual researcher

With the information that you send us, we plan to produce an interactive digital directory, which will form part of the 2011-2012 AAG Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas. As you already know, the Guide is a valuable reference for students, graduates, governmental agencies, and private companies. Currently we have information listed for 289 institutions of higher education, 13 specialized organizations, and 10,108 researchers from over 17 countries in the entire American continent. Keeping your information in the Guide updated will allow geographers and potential students to contact you and inquire and know more about your programs and organizations. We will also utilize the information we are collecting to help develop new tools that help geographers in their activities.

As a thank you for information you provide on university geography departments or programs, you will receive a free copy of the AAG Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas. In order to receive a free copy you must send an e-mail to
, including your physical mailing address (where you want the Guide to be shipped). Our anticipated publish date for the 2011-2012 edition of the Guide is February 2012. From this point forward, editions will be available online. 

If you have any questions about the information above please send an e-mail to Astrid Ng,