The study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena.
Welcome to r/geography!
Geography is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena, and goes far beyond simple location identifications on a map or general trivial information such as capitol and country names.
Geographers have a special understanding about the Earth and global systems and use analytical skills and applied methods to answer questions about human and physical phenomena. In short, geographers are particularly good at determining the "Why of Where."
Discussions of all branches and scales of geography are highly encouraged! If you have a question, no matter how basic or complex, ask away.
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Maps and Cartography
yes, only toronto
What’re some facts about US geography that you find fascinating, cool, or otherwise interesting?
I am currently studying earth science and policy right now, and I want to get my master's degree in something to give me a little bit more of an edge for jobs in the future. I was thinking about geography or gis, but I wasn't sure exactly how useful these degrees are for getting jobs.
Finding a job that I'm decent at that pays a livable wage is really my main concern with getting a degree, but I'm afraid that if I pick the wrong one that I won't be good at it or that I'll get bored with it, since that's a little bit of what happened with my bachelor's in some ways.
I guess I just want to know if this field is good for me to pursue, or if I should stick to something else
I’d love to hear em
For context, I live in the US and am in my 3rd year of university, majoring in Geography and minoring in Business Admin. I have no idea what career path within Environmental Studies/Science I want to take after I graduate, but I have the option to apply for a GIS certificate (I've taken one ArcGIS Pro class and am planning to take at least 2-3 more in the future). The problem is, because of how certain classes for the certificate are spread out between specific quarters, and because of my already heavy workload with both my major and my minor requirements, I suspect that I would have to spend more than 4 years in college which I really don't want to do.
So, is it worth the time and effort to get a certificate in GIS when I don't know to what degree I'll be using GIS in my post-college career? Would taking the core classes in GIS without getting a certificate be enough for future job security?
Any input from people who are in the Geography or broader Environmental Studies/Science fields would be much appreciated.
Is there any study tracing the future of the current tectonic plates that estimates that any of them may divide in the next millennia?
It seems like it would be a no brainer: access to the Sierras and NorCal. Is it because it’s tribal land? What’s going on in that part of Nevada?
Hey guys, I have an oral presentation for the next week, I have to present in 4mn limits superpositions and how they structure an area. I though first about Senegal valley because of the river who is the frontier north and east of the country. If you have more pertinent idea I would like to read them.
I have no idea what I am staring at most times when I'm actually looking at 3+ countries here.
What's going on in Alaska and at the US Westcoast?
Which city has a larger metro area? I tried looking up Melbourne’s but the city proper’s population kept coming up. Who has a larger metro population?
What are some cities in North America with sizable African diaspora populations? Washington DC/DMV (Nigerian, Cameroonian, Ethiopian, lots more West African) NYC (a bit of everything), Houston (Nigerians, some South Africa), Minneapolis (Somali, Eritrean) all check the box. Any other big (and smaller overlooked) cities in this conversation?