While going through my Google Reader this afternoon I came across the Geospatial Revolution Project by Penn State University. The project goal is to cover location mapping, GPS technology and how the world is using it today. For the project they’re releasing a four-part YouTube video series. I just watched episode one. It was very inspirational and educational on various ways GPS/location data can be used in crises situations. It was also a history lesson on GPS technology. Take a look below:
About the Geospatial Revolution Project from their website:
The Geospatial Revolution Project is an integrated public service media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.
The mission of the Geospatial Revolution Project is to expand public knowledge about the history, applications, related privacy and legal issues, and the potential future of location-based technologies.
Geospatial information influences nearly everything. Seamless layers of satellites, surveillance, and location-based technologies create a worldwide geographic knowledge base vital to solving myriad social and environmental problems in the interconnected global community.