At a Glance

Weather and Climate • Economic Geography • GIS • Culture • Population • Political Geography

“Geography is unique in linking the social sciences and natural sciences together. There are two main branches of geography: human geography and physical geography. Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence. Physical geographers study patterns of climates, landforms, vegetation, soils and water. Geographers use many tools and techniques in their work and geographic technologies, including GIS, are increasingly among the most important emerging fields for understanding our complex world.” – From the American Association of Geographers (AAG)

LLCC has a weather station on top of Sangamon Hall at the Springfield campus. It provides data points for geographic studies and that you can follow for your own interest. From a camera view looking north over Lake Macoupin to the current temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, precipitation and more. Hourly observations, daily observations and stations graphs are also available.