The small global map in the left hand column should gather the "hits" to the IAAP home page in a 24-hour period (only hits to this one page unfortunately) and display them graphically: "geographic information visualization." Since the counter is new, no hits will be visible until the next day. I discussed this with our Database Manager, Lucian Apostol, and we thought it would be worthwhile to give this a try since we are a global community. [ Note :  the Hit Counter has been discontinued but the information is available from Google Analytics for summary reports. ]

For more information on "geographic information visualization," you can visit the site for "ClustrMaps" at -- the software is in the beta version right now and is free. No doubt it will become more sophisticated over time.

IAAP Executive Committee

Link to the IAAP Officers and Executive Committee