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Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. The first recorded use of the word γεωγραφία was as a title of a book by Greek scholar Eratosthenes. Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but also how they have changed and come to be. While geography is specific to Earth, many concepts can be applied more broadly to other celestial bodies in the field of planetary science. One such concept, the first law of geography, proposed by Waldo Tobler, is "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things." Geography has been called "the world discipline" and "the bridge between the human and the physical sciences."

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Organizations relating to Geography

International Society of Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology / London, UK / Est. 1970
GA - Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research / Darmstadt, Germany / Est. 1970
Natural Capital Coalition / London, UK / Est. 2012
Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature / Est. 2010
International Biogeography Society / Charleston SC, USA / Est. 2000
European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1996
Asia Geographic Information System Association / Hong Kong, Hong Kong / Est. 2003
Association of European Geographical Societies / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1997
European Natural Sausage Casings Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1967
Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe / Est. 1998
Southeast Asian Geography Association / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1990
Southern African Natural Products Trade Association / London, UK / Est. 2001
Paper by Nature / Est. 2008
West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use / Accra, Ghana
Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management
Association for Geospatial Information in South-East Europe / Sofia, Bulgaria
South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation / Wellington, New Zealand
Agricultural and Land and Water Use Commission for the Near East / Cairo, Egypt
Pan American Center for Geographical Studies and Research / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1973
European Centre of New Technologies for the Management of Natural and Technological Major Hazards / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1990
Inter-State Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia / Tashkent, Uzbekistan / Est. 1992
UNESCO Office for the Pacific States / Apia, Samoa / Est. 1984
Committee on Housing and Land Management / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1947
Joint Board of the Geospatial Information Societies / Redlands CA, USA / Est. 1999
European College of Animal Reproduction / Munich, Germany / Est. 1999
Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora / Geneva, Switzerland
Jane Goodall Institute / London, UK / Est. 1977
International Biodeterioration Research Group / Hartley Wintney, UK / Est. 1968
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1961
Centre européen de cartographie ethnolinguistique / Est. 1986
World Heritage Centre / Paris, France / Est. 1972
Regional Committee of the UN on Global Geospatial Information Management for the Americas / Aguascalientes, Mexico / Est. 2000
AFWC/EFC/NEFC Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea / Rome, Italy / Est. 1948
Global Land Tool Network / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 2006
Global Mechanism / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1998
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Sistemas de Información Geografica / Est. 1989
United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management / New York NY, USA / Est. 2011
International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2010
Mangroves for the Future / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 2006
International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage / Beijing, China / Est. 2007
International Association of Wildland Fire / Missoula MT, USA / Est. 1991
Resilience Alliance / Wolfville NS, Canada / Est. 1999
Climate Action Network / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1989
European Association of Geographers / Saragossa, Spain / Est. 1979
World Order Models Project / Est. 1966
EuroNatur - European Nature Heritage Fund / Radolfzell, Germany / Est. 1987
Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds / Bonn, Germany / Est. 2005
Open Source Geospatial Foundation / Beaverton OR, USA / Est. 2006
Congo Basin Forest Partnership / Est. 2002
European Geographic Information Network / Ljubljana, Slovenia

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