Geographic feature
Geographical features are features of the Earth that may be created naturally or artificially (man made).Natural geographical features consist of landforms and ecosystems. For example, terrain types, ...
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The real size of Africa is much bigger than you think. The size of the continent on world maps has been downplayed in comparison to other parts of the world for hundreds of years.
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
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New Anti-Seismic Brick Improves Response Of Buildings To Earthquakes
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Map Of Earth's Hidden Groundwater To Help Scientists Establish When It Will Run Out
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11 wonderfully weird buildings that actually exist
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New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
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NOAA Declares Third Ever Global Coral Bleaching Event
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The 10 Best New Skyscrapers In The World
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Biggest building: China opens world's largest single structure
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The world's 30 ugliest buildings
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Ecosystem
An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting ...
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Landform
A landform is a natural feature of the Earth's surface. Landforms together make up a given terrain, and their arrangement on the landscape or the study of same is known as topography. Typical landfo...
Landform - Wikipedia
Human settlement
In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live. A settlement can range in size from a small number of dwellings grouped togethe...
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Construction engineering
Construction engineering is a professional discipline that deals with the designing, planning, construction, and management of infrastructures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings...
Building
A building is a man-made structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory. Buildings come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functions, and hav...
Building - Wikipedia
Nonbuilding structure
A nonbuilding structure, also referred to simply as a structure, refers to any body or system of connected parts used to support a load that was not designed for continuous human occupancy. The term i...
Nonbuilding structure - Wikipedia
Infrastructure
Infrastructure refers to the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function. It typically characterise...
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Cartography
Cartography (from Greek χάρτης khartēs, "map"; and γράφειν graphein, "write") is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise ...
Cartography - Wikipedia
Map
A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes.Many maps are static two-dimensional, geometrically accurate (or approxima...
Map - Wikipedia
Zero-level elevation
Zero-elevation surface is a widely accepted vertical reference point that is used to describe a surface, such as that of a planet. The value of this datum is usually adopted by statute. This elevation...
What's The Real Size Of Africa? How Western States Used Maps To Downplay Size Of Continent
The real size of Africa is much bigger than you think. The size of the continent on world maps has been downplayed in comparison to other parts of the world for hundreds of years.
Selenography
Selenography is the study of the surface and physical features of the Moon. Historically, the principal concern of selenographists was the mapping and naming of the lunar maria, craters, mountain rang...
Selenography - Wikipedia
Aquatic ecosystem
An aquatic ecosystem is an ecosystem in a body of water. Communities of organisms that are dependent on each other and on their environment live in aquatic ecosystems. The two main types of aquatic e...
Aquatic ecosystem - Wikipedia