Geography Realm is an information site covering research and case studies about the applications of geography, geographic information systems (GIS), geospatial technologies, and cartography. Find information on Geography Realm about physical and human geography as well as guides for learning about geography and developing a career in geography. Geography Realm covers a wide range of topics, including natural landscapes, climate patterns, cultural geography, cartography, and environmental issues.
Articles on this site are focused on geography concepts, advances in the field of geography including applications of geospatial technology, and hands on tutorials for analyzing and mapping spatial data.
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GIS Lounge was merged with Geography Realm on November 28, 2023. All older GIS and geospatial articles formerly published on GISLounge.com are now archived on Geographyrealm.com.
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About the Editor
An experienced geographer
Caitlin started out in the GIS field as an intern for the National Park Service headquartered in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Before moving to municipal GIS she was a GIS analyst for a natural resource agency located in Topanga, California. In addition to her work with GIS Lounge, Caitlin Dempsey was the principal of DM Geographics, LLC, a geospatial consulting firm.
Citations of my published work: Google Scholar profile.
Educational background in geography
Caitlin earned her master’s degree in biogeography from UCLA and also holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from SJSU. She spent her last year of graduate school sidestepping rattlesnakes (well, one at least) in an effort to look at the effects of hiking trails on native vegetation in the Santa Monica Mountains.
From Caitlin Dempsey:
“Geography has powerful tools to help record, analyze and map spatial data. I’m here to help you learn more about geography and how researchers are using geospatial research to understand the world around us.”
- On the Map: Eight Women Disrupting the GIS Industry
March 8, 2020 article by Extensis
- Amazing Women in GIS – American Sentinel (via Wayback Machine)
October 21, 2011 blog post about Karen Siderelis, GIO for USGS, Adena Schutzberg from Directions Magazine, Kate Chapman from OpenStreepMap’s humanitarian section, and Caitlin Dempsey.
- GIS Technology Expert Discusses Industry, Career Fields and Future Job Market American Sentinel (via Wayback Machine)
August 2, 2011 interview with American Sentinel University
- Women in GIS: Caitlin Dempsey, Editor-GIS Lounge
September 18, 2002 interview by Joe Francica, Editor of Directions Magazine.