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  The Geographer's Craft Project - Main Page
The Global Positioning System Overview, part of The Geographer's Craft Project, written by Peter H. Dana, has been selected as one of GIS World's eight "Best of the Net" sites for 1996.
You are welcome to use and copy these materials for education, but please credit the source as: The Geographer's Craft, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder and cite the individual author of the modules you use.
All Geographer's Craft materials were moved to the University of Colorado at Boulder during spring and summer 2000.
www.colorado.edu /geography/gcraft/contents.html   (150 words)

  
  Geographer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A geographer is a scientist whose area of study is geography, the study of Earth's physical environment and human habitat.
Though geographers are historically known as people who make maps, mapmaking is actually the field of study of cartography, a subset of geography.
The geographer is capable of studying not only the physical details of the environment but also its impact on human and wildlife ecologies, weather and climate patterns, economics, and culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geographer   (218 words)

  
 Geography - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA in 1888 and began publication of the National Geographic magazine which became and continues to be a great popularizer of geographic information.
For example, an influential study by Michael Watts argued that famines in the Sahel are caused by the changes in the region's political and economic system as a result of colonialism and the spread of capitalism..
Geographers studying hazards are interested in both the dynamics of the hazard event and how people and societies deal with it.
open-encyclopedia.com /Geography   (2201 words)

  
 Geography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geographers not only investigate what is where on Earth but also why it is there and not somewhere else.
Political ecology arose when some geographers used aspects of critical geography to look at relations of power and how they affect people's use of the environment.
Geographic Information Systems deals with the storage of information about the Earth for automatic retrieval by a computer, in an accurate manner appropriate to the information's purpose.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography   (1696 words)

  
 Social scientists, other
Political geographers are concerned with the relationship of geography to political phenomena, whereas cultural geographers study the geography of cultural phenomena.
Urban and transportation geographers study cities and metropolitan areas, while regional geographers study the physical, economic, political, and cultural characteristics of regions ranging in size from a congressional district to entire continents.
Geographers will have opportunities to utilize their skills to advise government, real-estate developers, utilities, and telecommunications firms on where to build new roads, buildings, power plants, and cable lines.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos054.htm   (2512 words)

  
 Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The geographer is capable of studying not only the physical details of theenvironment but also its impact on human and wildlife ecologies, weather patterns, economics, and culture.
The modern geographer focuses mainly on resolving the environmental and locationalproblems of contemporary society.
These paintings are both thought to represent the growing influence and rise in prominence ofscientific enquiry in Europe at the time of their painting, 1668 - 69.
www.therfcc.org /geographer-45342.html   (165 words)

  
 Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The geographer capable of studying not only the physical of the environment but also its impact human and wildlife ecologies weather patterns economics and culture.
These paintings are both thought to the growing influence and rise in prominence scientific enquiry in Europe at the time of their painting 1668 - 69.
This is a picture book format biography of Eratosthenes, who lived in Ancient Greece, focusing on how he calculated the size of the Earth using a mathematical formula and measurements taken by measuring shadows and length of footsteps from one location to...
www.freeglossary.com /Geographer   (418 words)

  
 Vermeer's Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Close inspection of the painting has revealed that the Geographer's head was originally inclined toward the parchment, and the dividers were held vertically, ready to be used.
The chamber in which we see the Geographer is quite clearly his room, his work area: every item in it is for his use, on his scale, within his reach.
The Geographer, on the other hand, has gathered his information and has just had the moment of insight when his observations are integrated into a new level of knowledge.
www.forgottendelights.com /essays/Vermeer%20Geographer.htm   (1873 words)

  
 Vermeer: The Geographer
Detailed study of the canvas reveals that the geographer originally looked down at the table, with his dividers also pointed down.
Adjusting the composition to align the man's face and the dividers with the flow of light gave further energy to the movement across the canvas.
A contemporary portrait of Leeuwenhoek closely resembles the figure in Vermeer's geographer, and it is very possible that Leewenhoek served as the model.
artchive.com /artchive/V/vermeer/geographer.jpg.html   (382 words)

  
 A Geographer Looks at the San Joaquin Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In a manner similar to the probing of the character of an individual or a group we seek to know better the personality of a geographical space by examining its physical form, its inhabitants, and their relationship with both the land they occupy and the world beyond, most profitably in historical perspective.
Cultural geographers, with their concern for a varied earth and their license to range widely, for travelling the back roads, are likely to find such an exercise in 'reporting' particularly congenial but it is the kind of thing that anyone can try his hand at.
It is the vernacular or built landscape of the cultural geographer, the commonplace or unplanned space of everyday rural living.
geography.berkeley.edu /ProjectsResources/Publications/Parsons_SauerLect.html   (9411 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A map of the world by Johannes Kepler A map is a simplified depiction of a space, a navigational aid which highlights relations between objects within that space.
Physical science is an emcompassing term for the branches of natural science, and science (generally), that study non-living systems, in contrast to the biological sciences.
A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for managing data that has a spatial specialized form of an information system.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Geographer   (762 words)

  
 Geographer - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The geographer is capable of studying not only the physical details of the environment but also its impact on human and wildlife ecologies, weather patterns, economics, and culture.
It is currently enjoying a new vogue and a wider readership with the publication of such novels as The Da Vinci Code, The Rule of Four, and Codex.
American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /geographer.htm   (267 words)

  
 Vermeer: The Geographer
Detailed study of the canvas reveals that the geographer originally looked down at the table, with his dividers also pointed down.
Adjusting the composition to align the man's face and the dividers with the flow of light gave further energy to the movement across the canvas.
A contemporary portrait of Leeuwenhoek closely resembles the figure in Vermeer's geographer, and it is very possible that Leewenhoek served as the model.
www.artchive.com /artchive/V/vermeer/geographer.jpg.html   (0 words)

  
 Project MUSE - Southeastern Geographer
The Southeastern Geographer is a biannual publication of the Southeastern Division of Association of American Geographers.
The journal has published the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists since 1961.
The journal welcomes manuscripts on any geographical subject as long as it reflects sound scholarship and contains significant contributions to geographical understanding.
muse.jhu.edu /journals/southeastern_geographer   (0 words)

  
 SEDAAG - The Southeastern Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Southeastern Geographer is a biannual publication of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers.
Southeastern Geographer is currently published by University of North Carolina Press.
Members of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers receive the Southeastern Geographer as part of their annual dues ($30 per single; $32 per couple; $15 per student or retiree).
www.geography.vt.edu /sedaag/journal/journal.htm   (143 words)

  
 UD Geographer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award   (Site not responding. Last check: )
University of Delaware geographer John R. Mather received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Lifetime Career Honor at the group's 94th annual meeting in Boston on March 28.
AAG is a scientific and educational society founded in 1904 whose members share interests in the theory, methods and practice of geography.
He was vice president and president of the AAG from 1990-92 and is a member of the council and secretary of the American Geographical Society.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1998-04/UoD-UGRL-060498.php   (264 words)

  
 About The Internet Geographer
The Internet Geographer is a project that aims to give easier access to the vast array of useful resources on the internet.
The aim is to provide hypertext links from The Internet Geographer to websites and pages with valuable information for the study of school geography in the UK.
The Internet Geographer site is written and maintained by Kevin Hughes, a graduate of Oxford University with a Masters degree in Psychology of Education, a former teacher of Geography and now an educational ICT consultant.
www.internetgeographer.co.uk /pages/about.html   (435 words)

  
 Economic Geography: Becoming a Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Partly a collection of previous writings, partly a set of reminiscences, partly a summing up of a life's work well done, and partly a settling of old (and new) scores, Becoming a Geographer is a vivid, sometimes funny, sometimes caustic, but always compelling read.
Rebuffed for university entrance at Cambridge because of his lack of 0 level Latin and a surly interview with the St. Catherines College geographer Gus Caesar, Gould was then conscripted for two years into National Service, serving as an officer in the Gordon Highlanders.
Each begins with a brief introduction and is followed by a set of short essays, many of which have been published elsewhere, although often in outlets that are typically not mainstream, at least for human geographers.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3660/is_200101/ai_n8932386   (1284 words)

  
 The Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In "The Geographer", Vermeer presents another individual in an interior.
Another Vermeer work, "The Astronomer", is commonly considered a pendant to "The Geographer".
Considering these works as pendants offers an allegorical interpretation: the astronomer, student of the heavens, searches for spiritual guidance; the geographer, student of the earth, charts the proper course for temporal life.
www.glyphs.com /art/vermeer/geograph.htm   (326 words)

  
 Itinerant Geographer 1994   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some are Geographers hired in other fields, while some feel limited by home fields where the geographic point of view is submerged.
Watch for the National Geographic Magazine, which sent a three-person team to Nicaragua in April–May for an article on Barney's coastal-marine research and this region's little-studied marine biota and environments (the writer is Ken Brower, Barbara Brower's brother).
A cultural geographer, he spent 64 years at LSU, playing a major role in building a department "recognized as one of the most distinguished in the United States." Students and colleagues have established an endowed professorship in his name.
www-geography.berkeley.edu /peoplehistory/History/IG1994.html   (17972 words)

  
 New Zealand Geographer - Journal Information
For 50 years the New Zealand Geographer has been the internationally refereed journal of the New Zealand Geographical Society.
The journal publishes academic papers on aspects of the physical, human and environmental geographies, and landscapes, of its region; commentaries and debates; discussions of educational questions and scholarship of concern to geographers; short interventions and assessments of topical matters of interest to university and high school teachers; and book reviews.
The Journal aims to publish papers that serve the interests of its readership, that are accessible to a wide audience and which showcase current geographical work and matters of professional concern in the region.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0028-8144&site=1   (169 words)

  
 A Routledge Title: Australian Geographer
Australian Geographer was founded in 1928 and is the nation's oldest geographical journal.
Preference will be given to papers which have a broad appeal to geographers, geography educators and people in cognate areas including Australian studies and environmental studies.
Australian Geographer is the journal of the Geographical Society of New South Wales Inc. For membership and other enquiries please contact: PO BOX 162, Ryde, NSW 1680, Australia.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/carfax/00049182.html   (330 words)

  
 Young Geographer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a Young Geographer: the Society offers geography students, and those in geography-related subjects, a reduced subscription.
Young Geographers may be interested in participating in Society events, including those organised by the Young Members’ Committee, which serves members aged under 35 years.
Young Geographers must either be proposed by a Fellow from personal knowledge or provide proof of their status as a full time student in the form of a signature from their Tutor or Head of Department.
www.rgs.org /templ.php?page=12membyou   (301 words)

  
 Chapter 15
It is not the geographer who goes out to count the towns, the rivers, the mountains, the seas, the oceans, and the deserts.
The geographer is much too important to go loafing about.
"Geographies," said the geographer, "are the books which, of all books, are most concerned with matters of consequence.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Academy/3130/int/chap15.html   (611 words)

  
 Herman Moll geographer
Herman Moll (1654-1732), the geographer or cartographer, lived in a time of discoveries, the Anglo-Dutch wars (to control the North Sea), the rise of New Netherlands and North America, the House of Stuarts, William of Orange and the Renaissance.
His talents as an engraver, geographer, businessman, and entrepreneur assured him access to the city's growing middle-class society and its intellectual-cultural elite.
Certainly, by the time he died at the center of the brilliant, vital, and prosperous commercial, intellectual, and cultural life of his adopted land, he had become a proper Englishman, and along the way he had encouraged Britain to forge a proper empire.
www.euronet.nl /users/warnar/hermanmollmap.html   (4409 words)

  
 Introduction
The Geographer researches the travel route using Internet resources, library reference books, and an assortment of maps to plan each phase of the journey.
The Geographer works closely with the other members of the team to communicate information about the landscape along the route, topographical information, climate, and relevant information relating to the historical and contemporary culture of a specific areas along the route.
The Historian works closely with the Geographer to locate information about former cultures, towns, and important historical events which have shaped the way in which the people of the area live now and how they lived in the past.
lrs.ed.uiuc.edu /students/bengle/project/Jobs.html   (332 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Geographer's Library   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jon Fasman has taken a big chance with The Geographer's Library, his debut novel, setting out a complicated scenario in which a collection of priceless objects is stolen from the titular library and, eventually, scattered and re-collected a thousand years later--with very bad results for the final collector.
The geographer is a real person, Al-Idrisi, a Spanish-Muslim philosopher, cartographer, linguist, and scholar who served in the court of King Roger of Sicily in Palermo in the year 1154.
"The Geographer's Library" skilfully weaves together two story lines: the first being a present-day mystery about a deceased college professor, and the second a series of historical vignettes about fourteen antiquities that were stolen from a geographer's library in the twelfth century.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1594200386?v=glance   (2261 words)

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