Geography Concept of the Day

Map showing the location of the spacecraft cemetery. Source: NASA.

Spacecraft Cemetery

Ever wonder what happens to satellites and other space debris that make it back to Earth? The spacecraft cemetery is home to spacecraft, freighters, satellites, and space stations that have been retired from their jobs in space.

Gravity hill in Shullsburg, WI. Photo: Benjamin Haines.

What are Gravity Hills?

There are hundreds of gravity hills around the world and they are characterized as places where a geographical optical illusion has been created.

Geography 101


United States of Syllables

A syllable is a unit of blended sounds considered to be the phonological building blocks of words. Listed here are the number of states by syllable.

Maps and GIS


Spot the Space Station Using this Map

Even if you can’t reliably see the night sky, you can track the movement of the International Space Station with NASA’s Spot the Station interactive map.

Geography for Kids

Physical Geography

Human Geography


Urban Geography and Big Data

The blossoming field of urban technologies will shape how the future looks, as spaces around the world become increasingly urbanized.

An 80 foot coal seam at the North Antelope Rochelle opencut coal mine. Photo: Peabody Energy, 2014.

World Bank and Coal

The World Bank invests through its International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is currently funding at least 41 coal projects and 50 other environmentally harmful projects across the world.

Geography Career


Eight Ways Your Geographic Skills Enhance Your Resume

Geographers or anyone with a history of geography education or practice have special skills that can enhance their resumes across nearly all career options. From GIS skills to graphic design to multiculturalism, here are eight ways to market your geography experience as viable job skills.


How Much do Geographers Make?

Geographers find work in a variety of disciplines both in the physical and human geography related fields.  Geographers are employed as cartographers, urban planners, climatologists, natural resource managers, and emergency management personnel; any industry requiring the development or analysis of geographic data will often have a geographer on staff.  The […]

Geography Fun


Sunday Maptinee: Build a Cork Map

For a fun map making idea, try a cork world map. This video from Parson Woodworking shows how making to make a map of the world using cork.


Pacific Northwest Topo Glassware

North Drinkware currently has two handmade drinking glasses showing the terrain of Mount Rainier and Mount Hood at the bottom of each style.