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Spring 2005 Vol. 49, Number 1

Geography jobs

Location, location, location…and technology? High-tech devices have created opportunities for those who pinpoint where in the world things are. Map out a future in geography with the help of this article.

When people think of geography, they don’t often think of crisis management. But the study of location applies to all sorts of issues that affect people and the environment.

Geography involves more than memorizing States and capitals. It’s a unique way of looking at the world and solving problems. And for some people, it provides a way to earn a living.

“Understanding geography can help governments and businesses make better decisions,” says Michael Phoenix, a geographer for a mapping software company in Redlands, California. “People who can think spatially—think about where things are in relation to other things—are in great demand.”

Technology is creating new career opportunities related to geography. Read on to learn more about them.

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Last Updated: September 9, 2005