Latest Geography Articles

Using AI to Design Cities

Researchers now are trying to use artificial intelligence techniques, including deep reinforcement learning, to design more efficient and sustainable urban spaces.

Geography of Interest

Geography of Giant Sequoias

Giant sequoias are one of the longest lived tree species, with the oldest giant sequoia living an estimated 3,400 years.

Geography Basics

Latitude and Longitude

Learn more about lines you see on a map running east-west and north-south called latitude and longitude.

Understanding Direction Based on the Sun

This lesson plan introduces the concept of direction to young children by using the location of the Sun in order to understand where east, west, north, and south are located.

What is Geography?

Geography is the science that studies the Earth and the physical and human influences that shape it.

How Many Countries Are There?

The answer to the question of how many countries there are in the world remains a question with many different possible answers.

United States Geography

Chaparral in California

Chaparral ecosystems in California are characterized by dense shrubs and rocky terrains and span from maritime zones to mountain slopes.

A to Z Geography: United States

The geography of the United States is diverse, featuring rugged mountains, arid deserts, dense forests, and expansive coastlines.

Geography of Extremes

Physical Geography

Wildfires in Canada

Canada’s boreal forests are facing a strong start to the 2023 wildfire season in Alberta and British Columbia.

Human Geography

Maps and GIS

The Map Myth of Bermeja Island

Bermeja Island was mapped for hundred of years by cartographers off the coast of Mexico yet no evidence has been found to prove its existence.

Geography Books

Review | Under the Wave at Waimea

Set in Hawaii and with a champion surfer as its central character, “Under the Wave at Waimea” introduces us to the global geography of surfing.