• 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.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    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.

    geographic information system (GIS) Noun

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

    Encyclopedic Entry: GIS (geographic information system)
    geography Noun

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

    Encyclopedic Entry: geography
    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.

    location Noun

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

    Encyclopedic Entry: location
    map Noun

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

    Encyclopedic Entry: map
    remote sensing Noun

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

    render Verb

    to make, or cause to become.