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Studying Geography and GIS in Canada

Students studying geography usually focus on physical, human, or environmental geography. They can also focus on specific regions such as Europe, North America, the Pacific Rim, Central America, South America, Islamic North Africa, and South Asia. Students analyze the physical geography, links and barriers, demographic patterns, economic assets and liabilities, and human potentials and prospects of these regions.

Those studying physical geography explore the geographic patterns of the atmosphere and hydrosphere. This includes the internal structure of the Earth, the forces that shape and deform it, rock types, weathering and erosion, groundwater, and the hydrological cycle. They also study climatology, geomorphology, hydrology, and biogeography.

Students also investigate the various analytical techniques used in describing, analyzing, and visualizing geographic information. Students learn about the use and application of statistical methods in geographical research. Students study the theoretical and practical aspects of cartography, including the value of maps in geography, map projections, field surveying, and topographic maps. Remote sensing is very much an interdisciplinary area and relies on knowledge of physics, mathematics, chemistry, and geography. See the article on GIS for more information.

Students studying human geography examine the economic, social, and political systems that grow from society's relationship to the landscape, climate and natural environment. They study populations, migration, social customs, language, religion, ethnicity, political geography, development, agriculture, industry, urban patterns, globalization, resource problems, and human impacts on the natural environment.

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Study Geography and GIS in Canada
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Geography and GIS Admission Requirements
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Research in Geography and GIS
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