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What are the main work and responsibilities of a Geographer?

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RE: What are the main work and responsibilities of a Geographer?

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Cartography - Geographers who specialize in this make maps, charts, globes and models

Survey - Geographers can specialize in surveying, either by joining the Survey of India or state Survey Departments or Private organizations. Surveyors map the surface of the earth through mathematical observations and field work.
Urban and Regional Planning - Specialization is concerned with planning, housing and development projects with respect to their location and utilization of available land-space. There are degree courses available in this stream.


Town Planning - They are employed by public and private organizations engaged in Urban planning and design and by NGOS involved in rural development projects. Many universities are offering Diploma courses in the specialized field of Town Planning.

Remote Sensing - Studies of quickly changing phenomena such as floods, draught and forest fires, etc. Remote sensing satellites provide a variety of information about the earth's surface

Depending on their area of specialization, geographers may be employed as forest managers or in agricultural or economic institutes or as demographers in government and research organizations.
A geography background is also an asset for careers in travel and tourism, particularly for travel Journalism.

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