Maps and the Geospatial RevolutionAnthony C. Robinson, Ph.DLead Faculty for Online Geospatial EducationJohnA. Dutton e-Edu...
The Geospatial Revolution• …is transforming how we do these things:– How we navigate– How we make decisions– How we share ...
How We Navigate• Think about what kids born today can expect tohave available at their fingertips• Even in my lifetime (bo...
Making Decisions• The Geospatial Revolution involves way morethan just advances in navigation• Even simple decisions, like...
Sharing Stories• Geography provides the context for ourpersonal lives• Pictures, for example, can be easilyGeotagged to ma...
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution www.coursera.org/course/mapsTwitter @MapRevolutionOnline Geospatial Education @ Penn St...
Maps and the Geospatial Revolution: Lesson 1, Lecture 1
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Maps and the Geospatial Revolution: Lesson 1, Lecture 1

  1. 1. Maps and the Geospatial RevolutionAnthony C. Robinson, Ph.DLead Faculty for Online Geospatial EducationJohnA. Dutton e-Education InstituteAssistant Director, GeoVISTA CenterDepartment of GeographyThe Pennsylvania State UniversityLesson 1 – Lecture 1This content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License
  2. 2. The Geospatial Revolution• …is transforming how we do these things:– How we navigate– How we make decisions– How we share stories• Maps are now interactive, and embedded in everything we do• New technologies have made spatial information widelyaccessible• New science has made it possible for us to use spatialinformation in new and powerful ways
  3. 3. How We Navigate• Think about what kids born today can expect tohave available at their fingertips• Even in my lifetime (born in 1980), we’ve gone frompaper maps to interactive digital maps• The time it takes to plan a trip is completelydifferent now• We’re already annoyed that our technology isn’talways perfect (missing/incorrect data)
  4. 4. Making Decisions• The Geospatial Revolution involves way morethan just advances in navigation• Even simple decisions, like “Where should weeat Dinner tonight?” are enabled by geospatialtechnology• The cutting edge of tech and science in this isfocused on much harder questions, like “Whatparts of the coast should we evacuate for thisimpending Hurricane?”
  5. 5. Sharing Stories• Geography provides the context for ourpersonal lives• Pictures, for example, can be easilyGeotagged to make maps of your memories• Even 10 years ago, this was a verycumbersome thing to do, and 20 years agoit was not really possible
  6. 6. Maps and the Geospatial Revolution www.coursera.org/course/mapsTwitter @MapRevolutionOnline Geospatial Education @ Penn State www.pennstategis.comThis content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License

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