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.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Noun
U.S. Homeland Security agency responsible for coordinating response and aid distribution after natural and manmade disasters.
geographic information system (GIS) Noun
any system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth's surface.
Encyclopedic Entry: GIS (geographic information system) geography Noun
study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.
Encyclopedic Entry: geography geospatial technologies Noun
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.
symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.
Encyclopedic Entry: map natural hazard Noun
event in the physical environment that is destructive to human activity.