Skills Needed to be a Geographer

  • Ability to analyze data from maps, tables, graphs, texts, and field work.
  • Capacity to assess locational information in order to detect and explain spatial patterns and processes.
  • Potential to integrate concepts from both natural and social sciences.
  • Aptitude for critical analysis and understanding of current issues of local, regional, and international importance.
  • Facility to communicate geographic knowledge effectively both orally and in writing to the public and to other professionals.