What is Geography?

Geography is a foundational science to all other geoscience disciplines.

It is the study of relationships between people and their environments using cartography, rapidly evolving Geographic Information Science (GIS) technologies, remote sensing, and spatial analysis to learn how the human, social, cultural and economic aspects of humankind interrelate.

Our understanding of our Earth systems has both expanded and deepened over time. Discovery and knowledge in geography is not only about maps, or the physical placement of places and features; geography blends the physical and social sciences and the humanities, examining ­our interactions with places and each other.

The world depends on geographers and GIS professionals to inform decisions about policy, business, education, and health.

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