Jill Saligoe-Simmel, Ph.D.

Professional Geographer


Geography – More than mere place names.

Geography Shapes Our World and Our Future

As a professional geographer, Jill Saligoe-Simmel is committed to working on projects with strong social value to further more vibrant and sustainable communities.

Jill ardently believes in geography – to classify phenomena, to compare, to generalize, to augment and to reason – as an underpinning theme to helps us understand our past, visualize our present, and navigate our future. Having followed a non-traditional path as entrepreneur and independent researcher, she guides other creative professionals to make their way in the world doing what they love.

More than mere place names —

“To know by heart a whole gazetteer full of them would not, in itself, constitute anyone a geographer. Geography has higher aims than this: it seeks to classify phenomena (alike of the natural and of the political world, in so far as it treats of the latter), to compare, to generalize, to ascend from effects to causes, and, in doing so, to trace out the great laws of nature and to mark their influences upon man. This is ‘a description of the world’—that is Geography. In a word Geography is a Science—a thing not of mere names but of argument and reason, of cause and effect.” 

— William Hughes 1863

Jill Saligoe-Simmel

Professional Geographer
with an Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Jill Saligoe-Simmel is a maker. She is involved in technology-based projects that build community, requiring strong collaborations and coordination.

Interests: Environment & Society, Open Data, Cartography, Design, Urban & Regional Planning, Geospatial Technology/Analyses, Exploring Connections & Tinkering