The Geospatial revolution has been picking up rapid pace since the turn of the century. Through the last hundred years we’ve gone from aerial photography to high definition satellite imagery to GIS systems connected to mobile users around the world.
This engaging documentary outlines the history of geospatial technology, its uses and functions and where this revolution is taking us in the future. It’s a great way to learn more about the world of GIS and geospatial technology.
1- The Geospatial Revolution Episode One
The first episode covers what is involved in the geospatial revolution, the origins of mapping and geospatial technology, and a look at the use of crisis mapping in Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
2 – The Geospatial Revolution Episode Two
This episode looks at how local governments and business use geospatial technology to deliver services and run efficiently, keeping a continuing eye on future developments and applications.
3 – The Geospatial Revolution Episode Three
The third episode explores geospatial technology in the world of security: how new technologies help to broker peace, wage war, and fight crime but can also compromise personal privacy.
4 – The Geospatial Revolution Episode Four
The fourth and final episode explores geospatial technology around the world: monitoring global climate change, preventing famine, tracking disease and mapping communities never before seen on a map.