Why this subject?

A vision of the world

Geography is an interdisciplinary subject that unites the social sciences and natural sciences in studying the Earth, applying a unifying vision that is necessary to solve many contemporary environmental and social problems.

We are constantly exposed to geographic information in the media and our information society is dependent on geographic information systems (GIS) for traffic management, fire and rescue services, weather information and product marketing. Interpreting geographic information is one of a geographer's tasks, but the most important question is: Why are things like this just here?

Geographic knowledge is important for social planning and for preserving the environment, often relating to the location and dimensions of housing, workplaces, services and transport systems, as well as to the interaction between man and environment in a wider perspective.