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.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Noun

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

Noun

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

Noun

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

geospatial technologies
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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.

Noun

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

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