543 projects specific to discipline
1,458 projects including all sub-disciplines
The National Geographic Society has funded approximately 10,000 projects since its creation in 1888.
In this tutorial, you'll discover how to explore the projects by geographical area.
You can also search by keywords — simply click on the tabs at the top of this page to access each interface.
A small, colored marker represents each individual project
Projects can also be grouped as clusters, which are represented by a a colorful ring and a number in the center.
The size of the ring and the number in the center tells you how many project the cluster contains. The ring is also broken down by color, showing the distribution of project categories.
Clicking on a cluster will zoom in to the specific geographical area.
The cluster will then break down into project markers and smaller clusters
Clicking on a project marker will show you the the explorer, project description, category, disciplines, location, and duration.
You can continue your exploration by clicking on a different cluster, zooming into specific areas,
or zooming out and exploring other regions.
You can also revisit this tutorial at any time by moving your cursor over the Help button and selecting Tutorial.
Dragging the buttons below the timeline selects a specific year range of projects. The colors on the timeline indicate the percentage of projects.
Enter keywords and press “ENTER” to search projects on the map.
Category filters allow to refine the projects selection. Unselected items are in grey.
Marker for a project. The colored dot indicates the main category of a project.
Marker for a cluster of projects. The number indicates the amount of projects. The pie chart shows the distribution of project categories.
Double-clicking on a marker/cluster will zoom on it.
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