Tasrotan Geography Courses

Study the world and how humans interact with it

Cartography as a Branch of Geography

For centuries the locations of places were only inexactly known. Where to plot information on maps was frequently debated. These debates were only resolved with more accurate and standardized cartographic practices.

Join Our New Course - "Modern Cartography"

Modern cartography involves the use of aerial and, increasingly, satellite photographs as a base for any desired map or chart.

The World's Highest Mountains

Mount Everest (8,848 m)

Not only the world's highest mountain but perhaps also the world's most famous mountain, Mount Everest is also known as Sagarmatha and Chomolungma in the native Himalayan tongue.

K2 (8,611 m)

With a peak elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is the highest point of the Karakoram Range and the highest point in Pakistan.

Kangchenjunga (8,586 m)

Mount Kanchenjunga rises about 20 km (12 mi) south of the general alignment of the Great Himalayan range. It is located on the boundary between Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim.

Geography and Some of Its Branches

Cartography

Cartographers work to create useful high-quality maps to show geographic information in the most useful format possible.

Regional Geography

Regional geographers focus on areas as large as a continent or as small as an urban area. Many geographers combine a regional specialty with a specialty in another branch of geography.

Applied Geography

Applied geographers use geographic knowledge, skills, and techniques to solve problems in everyday society.

Curious Facts About Lakes

Lake Superior

Lake Superior is so voluminous that it could cover the entire area of the United States in over 4 feet of water.

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal holds one-fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh surface water - more than all the great lakes combined. Yet it covers half the area of Lake Michigan. It is both the deepest (1 mile) and oldest (25 million years) lake in the world.

Lake Peigneur

In 1980, an oil rig drilled into the top of a salt mine underneath Lake Peigneur in Louisiana, causing the lake to drain into the sinkhole, swallowing 11 barges, and a nearby canal to reverse direction. All 55 miners in the salt mine escaped.

Micheline Allais

Teacher at Tasrotan Geography Courses

Our goal is to foster a better appreciation of Earth as our home.

We help our learners to understand the interaction between people and their environments. Students also commonly collect and analyse data on arranged field trips.

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