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

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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

A sheen of oil spotted on the the North Saskatchewan river in late July, 2016. Photo credit: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press

Reflections on the Recent Husky Energy Spill in Alberta

Following an oil spill on July 20th, oil companies in Alberta are expected to face tougher opposition and struggle to gain support from the public, other Canadian provinces, and the various parties involved in the creation of new pipelines.

Geography for Kids

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Questionable Offshore Drilling is Exempt from Review

Questionable Offshore Drilling is Exempt from Review

Recently the news organization Truthout and the Center for Biological Diversity have used the Freedom of Information Act to release documents related to the federal government’s views on offshore fracking for natural gas and oil.

Geography Career

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.