Geography Of The Home



There is one place many people never consider the spatial attributes of geography. When one thinks about it, this should be the first place one considers it.

One’s home should be a place where spatial attributes are explored. While some might consider the logistics of trying to get from point A to point B from their home, there is so much more to consider.

The home itself has a special spatial quality. Consider how your place of residence is oriented. Take into consideration where the windows and entrances of your home are located. Your own home could actually serve as a geography lesson. When you wake up in the morning, consider which window in your home you will see the sun rise. If you can figure that out, that lets you know where east is.

To go further, if you can locate east, you can locate other directions, such as north, south, and west. Knowing the geography of your home will be helpful. If you are looking for a way to make your home more efficient, the spatial aspects of your home are important. If you make a map of your home, and take into account where the north and south parts of your home are, you can find a way to make your home more efficient. Trees on the north part of your home is quite helpful. It can serve as a buffer from the frigid winds of the north. Or, if you live in the southern hemisphere, the southern part of your home. With no trees on the south part of the house, the southern part of the home will be warmer. This is especially helpful in the winter, when the sun’s angle shifts further south(or for those is the southern hemisphere, when the sun shifts north).

Geography plays a big role in daily life. Sometimes, it is all in the details.

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I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BA in Geography. I have been interested in geography from a young age. I won 5 school geography bees, and participated in 3 state level geography bees. I am a Geo-Blogger. I have my own blog about geography, PanGeographic. I also have my own youtube channel, GeographicScholar.


  1. Lame. I was hoping this article would show some practical ways to use GIS, ArcFM and Geography within the home.

    • This article is suppose to be about the spatial aspects of a home, and how many people don’t imagine how close geography is to the home. This was not suppose to be about ArcFM or other mapping programs. That wasn’t the point of this article. I would appreciate it if you didn’t make insulting comments about my work.


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