Transportation Geography

Transportation geography is a sub-discipline of economic geography that studies transportation and all facets of it, as well as the geography of a region.

A couple of small white boats on a hazy day out in the ocean with the coastline in the background.

Mapping Human Activities in the Oceans

Mark Altaweel

Geospatial technologies are being used to map human activities in our oceans, from fishing to transport.

A satellite image showing the location of a bridge between Sweden and Denmark across dark blue water with an island in the middle of the strait.

Europe’s Longest Road and Railway Bridge

Caitlin Dempsey

The Øresund Bridge connects Denmark and Sweden, spanning the Øresund Strait with a 16-kilometer-long bridge-tunnel.

A road sign on Interstate 19 just south of Tucson taken April 18, 2005. Photo: NicAgent, Wikimedia.

The Only Metric Highway in the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

Currently, only three countries in the world have not adopted the metric system as the standard: The United States, Myanmar, and Liberia.

One study looked at the effect of ride sharing on public transportation. Source: Kong, Zhang, & Zhao, 2020. Transportation 47(4)

Spatial Relationships Between Public Transport and Ride-Hailing

Mark Altaweel

Researchers have studied the effects of ride sharing on public transportation.

Grand Canyon aiport. Photo: NPS, public domain.

Which Countries Have No Airport?

Caitlin Dempsey

How many countries in the world have no airports? There are five countries, all located in Europe, out of the 196 countries in the world that have no airports located within their borders.

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