• Watch this video for a look into what you can do with geography, as students around the country prepare for the 2012 National Geographic Bee. Environmental economists, Earth scientists, explorers, and a former National Geographic Bee winner share their perspectives on why geography matters in the work that they do.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Noun

    U.S. Homeland Security agency responsible for coordinating response and aid distribution after natural and manmade disasters.

    geographic information system (GIS) Noun

    any system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth's surface.

    Encyclopedic Entry: GIS (geographic information system)
    geography Noun

    study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.

    Encyclopedic Entry: geography
    geospatial technologies Noun

    computer hardware and software which allows users to evaluate geographic data.

    Global Positioning System (GPS) Noun

    system of satellites and receiving devices used to determine the location of something on Earth.

    map Noun

    symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.

    Encyclopedic Entry: map
    natural hazard Noun

    event in the physical environment that is destructive to human activity.

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