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


Which Continent Lies in All Four Hemispheres?

While several of the world’s continents are traversed by the separation between two hemispheres, there is only one continent in the world that lies in all four hemispheres: Africa.

The red star makes the location of Point Nemo.

Where is Point Nemo?

Point Nemo is a pole of inaccessibility that marks the furthest location from the ocean to the nearest coastline.

Maps and GIS


Is Germany Landlocked?

So, how do you determine if a country is landlocked? The easiest way to tell if a country is landlocked is to take a look at a map of the country and the surrounding geography.

Geography for Kids

Physical Geography

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Image: NASA.

Saltiest Places on Earth

The Dead Sea is one of the saltiest places on Earth, but contrary to popular belief it is not the saltiest location in the world.

Human Geography


Mapping the Movement of Migrants

A mapmaker named Max Galka created an interactive map that shows the migration of the world’s human population between 2011-2015 using UN Population Division data

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.