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

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

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Color Maps Like It’s the 17th Century

The trend of coloring in prefabricated pictures is over 400 years old, and one of the first coloring books ever created is being republished. This early coloring book was of maps and mythical images, entitled Albion’s Glorious Ile.

Geography for Kids

Physical Geography

Chernobyl radiation map, Source: CIA handbook. 1996.

Life Persists Around Chernobyl

Researchers including British environmental scientists Mike Wood and Jim Smith, and Ukrainian biologist Sergei Gashchak are looking into the effects of the radiation on natural habitats and animals in the exclusion zone at Chernobyl.

Human Geography

Map of the United Kingdom showing the voting areas for the European Union membership referendum, 2016. Map authors: Mirrorme22, Nilfanion, TUBS, and Sting, Wikipedia.

The Complex Geography of the Brexit Vote

A.J. Rohn takes a look at the geographical factors behind the recent vote in the United Kingdom in favor of leaving the European Union in its controversial Brexit referendum.

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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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.

For the dapper geographer in your life, try this map bow tie from Etsy.

How to Find a Unique Gift for a Geographer

If you are looking for a unique gift idea for a geographer in your life, avoid offering yet another atlas, globe, or wall map. Find some ideas here for unique geographically themed gifts.