Geography Basics
ge·og·ra·phy, n.  the science dealing with the differentiation of the earth's surface due to
the interaction of such factors as vegetation, population, land use, geology and the like.

In this section, the Digital Atlas covers geography basics that have terms with definitions, questions and facts. Click on the topic below for information on geography.

How Did Idaho Get Its Name?
What is the Highest Mountain in Idaho?
What is a GIS?
What is a GPS?

Topography:
Understanding Topographic Maps
   General Information
   Tips for Interpreting Topographic Maps
   Topographic Map Example

Maps & Globes
   The Data Behind a Map

Fun Facts:
Can You Really Get Sugar from a Sugar Beet?
What Was a Pioneer Frisbee?