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The 2015 Retrospective Research Colloquium is designed in conjunction with plans for the follow-on 2016 Conference on Using the Retrospective Approach to Mine for GIS Nuggets. The focus of the Research Colloquium is on presentations which discuss why and how different kinds of literature and other sources could be mined for GIS nuggets serving one or more of the following missions: M1. Designing and developing geographic information systems technology; M2. Defining and elaborating geographic information science; and, M3. Using geographic information systems technology and/or geographic information science. This paper encourages and supports mining the popular literature – newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and all other forms of media – for GIS nuggets, that is, GIS findings which serve three related functions: designing and developing geographic information systems technology; defining and elaborating geographic information science; and, using geographic information systems technology and geographic information science. Organized around the concepts of the Doomsday Map and the Stewardship Map, media articles on the abuse versus care of land, water, and air resources over the 25 years between 1990 and 2015 provide the basis for questions to guide retrospectively mining for GIS nuggets: Who caused the change from abuse to care to occur, or not? What caused the change from abuse to care to occur, or not? Why did the change from abuse to care occur, or not? When did the change from abuse to care occur, or not? Where did the change occur, or not? How did the change occur, or not? And, for each of those questions, Was GIS a factor? Media reports confirm that it is critically important to retrospectively mine this body of literature for GIS nuggets, and provide suggestions about how the mining process could be designed.