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Grosvenor Lecture Series

The Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture Series is an annual event that features prominent geographers and public figures to whom geographic education has great meaning.

Dr. Doug Richardson

Dr. Doug Richardson
The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education is proud to host its 
17th Annual Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Doug Richardson

During the past decade, Douglas Richardson has led a highly successful organizational renewal of the AAG, developing many dynamic research and international initiatives, and building strong academic, publishing, diversity, and financial foundations for the AAG, and for geography’s future. 

Prior to joining the AAG, Dr. Richardson founded and was the president of GeoResearch, Inc., a scientific research firm that developed and patented the world’s first real-time space-time interactive GPS/GIS functionality, which has transformed the way geographic information is now collected, experienced, mapped, and used within geography, and in society at large.

The real-time space-time integration technologies, concepts, and innovations pioneered by Richardson and GeoResearch form the core enabling functionality of today’s real-time mobile mapping and navigation systems, location-interactive mobile phones, and more recently the ubiquitous and massive generation of sensor integrated real-time geospatial “big data.” They also are increasingly central to the continuous real-time monitoring and management of day-to-day operations at most large-scale governmental entities, corporations, and international NGOs.  

Richardson sold his company and its core patents in 1998, and has since continued to develop the field of real-time space-time integration in geography and GIScience through interdisciplinary geographic research in areas such as human rights, health, sustainable environmental and economic development, coupled human-natural systems, and most recently the integration of spatial concepts, data, and analysis in the humanities and social sciences.


Wednesday, April 13, 2015 at the Alkek Teaching Theatre

Reception will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 pm with light refreshments

The lecture will begin at 6:00pm 

This event is free and open to all. Seating is limited and is based upon a first-come, first-served basis.  

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