Upcoming Events

09.09.2015 | 09:30PM | Facutly/Staff Meeting
09.25.2015 | 03:00PM | Seminar Series - Michael Smart


Digitizing Historical NJ Maps


The Rutgers University Library's Digital Projects Lab contains the equipment to digitize large material and Staff Cartographer Michael Siegel uses it to digitize historical NJ maps and posts the files online for easier access. In addition, the images are available on the New Jersey Digital Highway.


Ridgewood Public Library article on cooperative project to scan maps.


Historical NJ Maps Website

Geography Knows No Boundaries


Geography majors receive a liberal arts education that is an appropriate base for further specialized training in academic disciplines which address environmental and international issues or in related professional fields such as planning and public policy, law, and environmental management. Students are also offered courses in which they learn specific technical skills in spatial data analysis, cartographic design, remote sensing, and geographic information systems that are suitable for direct entry employment positions. The Geography Graduate Program encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. The program offers the following degree options: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).



  • Professor Asher Ghertner wins prize for best paper published in Environment and Planning A.
  • Undergraduate student Vincent Quinton wins AAG Cryoshere section's student paper award.
  • Graduate student Monica Hernandez awarded a 2015-16 IAF Fellowship.
  • Åsa Rennermalm received tenure and is promoted to Associate Professor.
  • Professor Heidi Hausermann awarded a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Grant.
  • Graduate student Jenny Isaccs wins 2015 Department of Geography Teaching Award.

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