Friday, July 31, 2009

The Geospatial Revolution Project

Anyone interested in Google Maps mashups is probably going to love this new Geospatial Revolution Project from Penn State Public Broadcasting. I've pushed this post back to the top of Google Maps Mania because the Project have updated the preview video (embedded below).

The Geospatial Revolution Project is an initiative to show how the world of digital mapping is changing the way we think, behave, and interact. The project will revolve around eight video episodes, each telling an intriguing geospatial story. The episodes will culminate in a 60-minute documentary.

The preview video is shown below:

The topics of the videos will include:
  • A historical timeline of mapping, from ancient to modern times
  • Digital mapping’s role in national issues such as defense, geointelligence, homeland security, politics and elections, law enforcement, public safety, and disaster management
  • The effect of geospatial technologies on world issues such as commerce, communications, human rights monitoring, energy policy, and climate change
  • The challenges of related privacy, security, and legal issues
  • Geospatial technological innovations in travel, transportation, space and oceanic exploration, the workplace, treasure hunting, and entertainment
  • The future of geospatial technologies in the hands of a tech-savvy public
  • Questions of accessibility, public-private partnerships, and the public good


Soren Johannessen said...

The PR video from the start page - can also be viewed at YouTube

Keir Clarke said...

Thanks Soren, I've now embedded the video in the post.

Anonymous said...

It looks like there have been some changes to the video, if you watch it on the website,, the video is different. It is also down loadable from there if you want the other version.