THE JAMES R. ANDERSON MEDAL OF HONOR IN APPLIED GEOGRAPHY
The James R. Anderson Medal of Honor is the highest distinction which the Applied Geography Specialty Group (AGSG) can bestow. The Medal is awarded by the AGSG Board of Directors in recognition of the most distinguished service to the profession of geography.
The AGSG Directors may bestow a Medal on individuals or organizations in recognition of notable contributions to the advancement of the profession through outstanding accomplishments in one or more areas of industry, government, literature, education, research, service to the profession, or public service. A Medal is so distinctive an honor that it is bestowed only if the accomplishments are truly outstanding.
The AGSG requires that the achievements of each nominee for the honor shall be fully documented by the nominator(s). The nominator(s) must demonstrate that the nominee's achievements have sufficient distinction to make them notable contributions to the advancement of the profession. It is emphasized that the Medal of Honor is not an award for the nominee's industry or personal success.