The Penn State Public Broadcasting agency has started a new educational series called Geospatial Revolution. As the title already suggest the series focuses on the influence of geospatial technology in our everyday life and how it changed over the past few years and months. The series is very well made and includes interviews from people related to the geospatial and GIS community, introduces interesting geo-related projects and includes well done animations to explain different topics in this area.
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. Main topics are humans as geospatial sensors and how data collections changes over the past few years, from mapping the earth in the ancient world to first GPS receivers.
Episode One - Chapter One: Introduction
Episode One - Chapter Two: How We Get There
Episode One - Chapter Three: How We Got Here
Episode One - Chapter Four: Why We Need It
Now also Episode Two and Episode Three are available.
This episode (Two) 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.
More videos from Episode Two...
Chapter One: Creating an Interactive City
Chapter Two: Powering Business
Chapter Three: Finding a Healthy Future
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.
About the Project...
We live in the Global Location Age. Where am I? is being replaced by, Where am I in relation to everything else?
Penn State Public Broadcasting's Geospatial Revolution Project is an integrated public media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.
The project features a web-based serial release of video episodes, links to resources, and downloadable K-16 educational materials.