scholar whose area of study is geography

A geographer is a scientist whose area of study is geography.

The Geographer by Johannes Vermeer

That is the study of Earth's physical environment and human habitat.

Geographers are historically known as people who make maps. Nowadays map making is the field of study of cartography, a subset of geography. The geographer studies not only the physical details of the environment. He looks at the influence of this physical environment as well. Therefore he looks at human and wildlife ecologies, weather and climate patterns, economics, and culture. He will concentrate on the influence space has for relationships between these elements.[1]

The National Geographic Society sees five broad key themes for geographers:

    • location
    • place
    • human-environment interaction
    • movement
    • regions[2]


  1. "What is Geography? A Series of Definitions". Archived from the original on 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  2. "Geography Education @". National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
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