Geography

 Geography

Geography

Definition

The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources, land use, and industries.

What they do

  • Geographers gather geographic data through field observations, maps, photographs, satellite imagery, and censuses.
  • They use surveys, interviews, focus groups, and other qualitative methods in their research;
  • They use quantitative methods, such as statistical analysis, in their research;
  • They create and modify maps, graphs, diagrams, or other visual representations of geographic data;
  • They analyse the geographic distribution of physical and cultural characteristics and occurrences;
  • They use geographic information systems (GIS) technology to collect, analyses and display data.

<Truity>http://www.truity.com/career-profile/geographer

 

Modules in University

Global worlds, Global Challenges, Environment and Society, Geography, Human Geography and Physical Geography

 

Jobs directly related to the degree:

  • Cartographer.
  • Commercial/Residential Surveyor.
  • Environmental Consultant.
  • Geographical Information Systems Officer.
  • Planning and Development Surveyor.
  • Secondary School Teacher.
  • Town Planner

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/geography

 

Books

On the Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield

 

Websites

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

People

Arnaldo Faustini, Charles Francis Richter


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