The Geospatial Revolution Project

The folks at Penn State Public Broadcasting are in the middle of creating a series of videos showing how geo-spatial technology is changing the world we live in.
They’ve released a five-minute video showing some of the content that will be in the series, and it’s a great little video. Check it out:

According to their website, they have a list of problems that are aided heavily by geospatial information, such as:

  • fight climate change;
  • map populations across continents, countries, and communities;
  • track disease;
  • strengthen bonds between cultures;
  • defend the nation;
  • assist first responders in protecting safety;
  • enable democracy;
  • navigate our personal lives.

They plan to release the first episode in mid-September of this year, and we’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for it. In the meantime, check out their site or follow them on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates on the status of the project.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Adena Schutzberg says:

    I think you misread the number of episodes. I quote the website:
    “The project will feature a web-based serial release of video episodes—each telling an intriguing geospatial story. Overarching themes woven throughout the episodes will tie them together, and the episodes will culminate in a 60-minute documentary. Release of the first episode is planned for mid-September 2010.”
    Disclosure: I am an advisor on this project.

  2. Adena — Thanks for that clarification. The post has been updated.

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