What is geography used for?

A special feature and strength of geography lies in the combination of natural and social science perspectives and methods. The scientific "physical geography" examines the structure and dynamics of our physical environment. The sociology-oriented "human geography" deals with the structure and dynamics of cultures, societies, economies and the spatial orientation of human activity.
Geography puts knowledge about physical and social processes in the concrete context of places and regions and thus conveys a differentiated picture of the different cultures, economic forms, political systems, environments and landscapes of our earth. Modern human geography tries to show not only the diverse spatial differences and processes of socio-economic structural change, but also the causes and effects of social inequalities.
Physical geography and human geography have developed into relatively independent branches of the specialist discipline with different questions and methods. However, both branches work closely together to solve numerous problems. In view of the great importance attached to the physical environment as the natural basis of human life, and in view of the fact that the functionality of this basis is more and more disturbed and threatened by human interventions, a consideration of the multifaceted interrelationships is undoubtedly of particular importance . This overarching approach can be called the core of geography.