Welcome to the Geospatial Revolution

Since I’m taking an advanced GIS course this semester, I thought I would share this very interesting four-part video series on the “Geospatial Revolution“. GPS (Global Positioning System) is a group of approximately 30 satellites that orbit the Earth and make it possible for people with ground receivers to pinpoint their geographic location. Most of us have come to rely on this technology. I personally use it almost every day. GIS (Geographic Information System)  is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data. GIS allows us to look at geospatial data displayed visually, such as on a map or a graph, so it can be analyzed and interpreted. The data can be captured and combined in new ways in order to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits and is used by organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. Here is Episode One. Check back again for episodes 2-4.

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