From Academic Kids
Though geographers are historically known as people who make maps, mapmaking is actually the field of study of cartography, a subset of geography. The geographer is capable of studying not only the physical details of the environment but also its impact on human and wildlife ecologies, weather and climate patterns, economics, and culture.
The skills required to become a geographer are grounded in the physical sciences but are also influenced by the social sciences. The modern geographer focuses mainly on resolving the environmental and locational problems of contemporary society.
See also: List of geographers.