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Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Association of American Geographers

Welcome to the Home Page of the Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) specialty group of the Association of American Geographers (formerly known as the Mathematical Modeling & Quantitative Methods specialty group).

Our mission is to foster and maintain interaction, cooperation and community among individuals interested in the analysis of geo-referenced data, modeling of spatio-temporal processes, and the use of analytical and computational techniques in solving geographic problems. The specialty group promotes the scientific study of physical, environmental, and socioeconomic geography and the development, use, and teaching of analytical cartography, geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatial statistical, mathematical, and computational techniques for spatial analysis.

SAM actively sponsors many special sessions in AAG annual meetings. Please click on the link of Meetings and Events to find out more information. SAM also sponsors student paper competitions in the AAG annual meetings and more details can be found at the Students page.