Cartographic support of tourist activities (map of the weekend route “Saratov in the movie” as an example)

The article provides an overview of the main types and features of cartographic support for the needs of tourists and tourist activities. An example of a modern thematic route is presented, as well as options for the compilation and layout of a tourist booklet. The research is aimed at popularizing regional tourism and attracting the attention of guests and residents of Saratov to non-traditional cultural and educational routes.

Spatial planning at the macro and micro levels: Problems of taxonomy and polarization (on the example of the Volga-Ural macroregion)

The issue of spatial planning includes the subject of taxonomy. It seems that it is necessary to switch to the practice of planning, in addition to the meso-level (subject of the Russian Federation), at two taxonomic levels: the macroregion and the economic microdistrict. To do this, the article identifies the main properties of these formations. On the example of the Volga-Ural macroregion the properties of integrity, complementarity and connectivity are analyzed. The idea of using micro-level nodal districts (economic micro-districts) is substantiated as objects of spatial planning.

Anomalous phenomena and geoecological situation in the Russian Far East

The development of the geosystems of the Russian Far East proceeds under the enormous but contradictory in nature double influence of the continent and the ocean and is carried out through the atmosphere. The goal is to characterize hazardous natural phenomena depending on the differentiated natural tension of the Far East (from maximum in the south to moderate in the north), often causing disasters and creating tense levels of the geoecological situation in general. The article presents comparative-geographical, geophysical, informational methods, as well as author’s development, etc.

Synoptic conditions for the formation of thundersnow in the territory of Western Siberia

The article presents the results of work on the study of synoptic conditions for the formation of a dangerous weather phenomenon for the territory of Western Siberia – a thundersnow. The material for the study was the archive of aerosynoptic material from the Khanty-Mansiysk Air Meteorological Center.

Urbanized framework of the Volga-Ural macroregion: Assessment of the potential intensity of economic relations

Identifying the spatial structures of economic activity within a supra-regional entity is an urgent scientific task. In this study, it is solved using a combination of a framework approach and a model analog of the gravitational interaction for the cities of the Volga-Ural macroregion.

Possibilities of using space-cartographic methods in strategic environmental assessment

This article analyzes the current state of space-cartographic research methods and their application in strategic environmental assessment using the example of processing space-cartographic material and its digitalization in order to form a digital management platform that will further allow developing necessary measures for effective environmental management. The basics are briefly outlined and the possibility of using space-cartographic methods to study the state of geoecosystems for solving highly specialized problems in the context of strategic environmental assessment is considered.

Population dynamics of Volgograd, Samara and Saratov regions: Contribution of migration

Volgograd, Samara and Saratov regions are neighboring regions. Demographic development in the regions has general trends. Migration is becoming the main component influencing the differences in population dynamics in the regions. The Samara region continues to attract both interregional Russian and international migrants.

The prevalence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas in Saratov (medico-geographical analysis)

Malignant neoplasms of the lymphatic system, which are characterized by damage to groups of lymph nodes and/or damage to internal organs are called lymphomas. The analysis of statistical data shows that there is incomplete information about the incidence in specific regions. The study of the prevalence of lymphomas, the need to monitor the incidence, and the identification and analysis of possible links between pathology and urban environmental features are an urgent problem. The paper analyzes the dynamics of the incidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Saratov from 2009 to 2019.

Some population mortality indicators of the large region of Volga federal district

Reducing the mortality rate of the population: general, in childhood and people of working age is a priority goal of the federal and regional authorities. However, an increase in the proportion of the population in older ages in the total population, and an increase in life expectancy leads to an aging of the population as a whole, and, consequently, to an increase (all other things being equal) of the relative mortality rates of the entire population.

Assessment of the geoecological state of surface watercourses in the Slavsky district, Kaliningrad region (summer hydrological season)

The paper provides an assessment of the geoecological state of surface watercourses in the Slavsky district, Kaliningrad region in the summer hydrological season. For this purpose, the choice of watercourses for research was carried out, which, in aggregate, could characterize the river network of the Slavsky district as a whole, they were: r. Zlaya, r. Shluzovaya, r. Nemoninka and r. Osa. Water samples were taken for hydrochemical analysis and the hydrometric characteristics of the rivers were measured.