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Department Overview

Place matters - we bring geospatial perspective and technology to solving humanity’s most pressing issues. And we are exceptionally good at it.

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GEOG Retreat May 2013


The members of the Department of Geographical Sciences work together to provide you with outstanding research, educational and service opportunities. Additional information specific to our Professors, Lecturers, Research Associates, Faculty Research Assistants, Staff and Graduate Students are available on their respective pages.

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The Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park, ranked 3rd out of 49 Geography Departments in the 2010 NRC Rankings

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We are located at LeFrak Hall and the River Road Building.   We have extensive teaching laboratories and a wide array of courses we offer.  We collaborate with many centers on and around campus .

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Emergency Preparedness

The Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity has developed resources, quick tips and important information to educate and empower the campus community to respond and act if an emergency event occur.

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