The Geospatial Revolution examines the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact. Geospatial information influences nearly everything. Seamless layers of satellites, surveillance, and location-based technologies create a worldwide geographic knowledge base vital to the interconnected global community. The Geospatial Revolution explores compelling human stories that explain the history, applications, related privacy issues, and impact of location-based technologies including GPS and GIS. The video episodes are useful for teaching history, social studies, geography, environment and ecology, science and technology, and for learning about career development.

coordinates
Noun

a set of numbers giving the precise location of a point, often its latitude and longitude.

database
Noun

a collection of information for analysis and interpretation.

Noun

any system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth's surface.

Noun

study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.

Global Positioning System (GPS)
Noun

system of satellites and receiving devices used to determine the location of something on Earth.

GPS receiver
Noun

device that gets radio signals from satellites in orbit above Earth in order to calculate a precise location.

Noun

position of a particular point on the surface of the Earth.

Noun

symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.

remote sensing
Noun

methods of information-gathering about the Earth's surface from a distance.

render
Verb

to make, or cause to become.