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Geography studies how physical, biological, and human processes shape the landscape in which we live and cause regions to differ from each other. Geography is everything!

Geography is a bridging, integrating, and synthesizing science. We combine our talents with scientists in other disciplines to make a difference as we improve people’s ability to prosper as the land changes. We also use geospatial technology (GIS, Remote Sensing, and GPS) to help solve real-world problems. 

New York State Mapping Competition (grades 6-12). Due April 29, 2019.

Hybrid Study Abroad in Cartagena, Colombia (Spring 2019)

A.S. degree in Geography and GIST Certificate
Earn and A.S. degree in Geography and/or a 24 credit GIST Certificate.  Students can choose one of four concentrations in the A.S. Geography degree: Human, Physical, Regional, or Geospatial Technology.  View a short video here to learn more about the GIST Certificate.

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MCC's Mapping Club
Please consider learning more about MCC's Mapping Club by attending an open meeting. The mapping club's focus is on humanitarian mapping (YouthMappers), provide a venue to share about GIST, and listen to guest speakers. In Fall of 2018, we will hold two mapathons:
1) Wed, Nov 14th (Downtown campus) from 3-4:30 pm on the fourth floor
2) Fri, Nov 16th (Brighton campus) starting at 2 pm in the library.
For more information, contact

Youth Mappers Map-a-thon
On GIS day eve 2016, nearly forty students attended our first map-a-thon as we mapped buildings and roads in Kenya!  We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Patricia Solis give the keynote GIS Day lecture.  Visit the Youth Mappers web site for more.

Need GIS Data?  Visit a draft GIS DATA page here.

NSF Geospatial Grant (2015-2018)
In the summer of 2015, we received a 3-year NSF ATE grant for $200,000 to provide professional development for high school teachers and to create a Geospatial Certificate program and career pipeline. View a video about a students internship here.  For more, go to the GeoTech Consortium of Western New York home page

Digital Map Gallery
A permanent gallery of 16 world maps showcasing aspects of human geography and physical geography was installed fall of 2016 throughout the Brighton Campus and shown as a temporary poster display at the Damon City Campus. As in an art gallery or museum, the maps have a display explaining the map as well as a QR Code that students can scan with their smart phone, tablet, or laptop to interact. A map for the maps was created by Professor Pierce's GEG 131 students.  For more, go to: .

Without Geography, you're nowhere!

Mount Hope Tour
with Professor Boester

Geospatial Technology Courses
Geospatial Technology

Weather Station
MCC's WeatherWeb!


MCC is the host of the
New York Geographic Alliance (NYGA)


MCC Geography/GIS Alumni wins prestigious undergraduate Geospatial award!

A former MCC Geography/GIS student recently won the "Marble-Boyle award”, supported by Mr. Jack Dangermond of ESRI.

Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus

Building 8, Room 210
Hours: M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Phone: (585) 292-2003