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.