||Watch and read the following resources
and then identify the keys to effective GIS.
|Layers of Asia
An entertaining movie that ESRI produced for the National Geographic Society Educational Foundation’s Geography Awareness
Week in 2007. It takes a virtual journey through Asia to show how standard desktop GIS can help us to
understanding of the Asian continent. Visit India to see how
geography and climate have influenced history, visit the Himalayas to
see how mountain climbers use GIS to plan routes, and visit China to see
how mega cities will emerge in the 21st century. Enjoy!
Source: ESRI, 2007.
Layers of Asia. A Journey Through Our World. <http://vid01.esri.com/winmmedia/asia_final.wmv>
URL last accessed 2010-11-05.
|OpenStreetMap - Project Haiti
This short video illustrates the incredible collective effort to update
an open source road map of Haiti in the days following the 2010
earthquake. At the time the maps were incomplete and out-of-date and a
serious impediment to relief efforts.
Source: ITO World, 2010. OpenStreetMap - Project Haiti. <http://vimeo.com/9182869> URL last accessed 2010-11-07.
A 4-episode video series that demonstrates the use of geospatial
technologies such as GIS, GPS and Earth observation by remote sensing.
Each episode focuses on a different application domain - choose one
that interests you, or watch the whole series to fully understand the
power of geodata in our lives!|
Episode 1: Mapping and navigation - personal information
Episode 2: City management - urban planning and commerce
Episode 3: Geospatial intelligence - peace and security
Episode 4: Environment - climate change, hunger and disease
Source: Penn State Public Broadcast, 2010.
Geospatial Revolution.. <http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu>
URL last accessed 20-11-2011.
|The New GIS Survival Guide
Clark highlights key factors that underpin GIS. IMHO the basic message
is as valid today as it was when Mike wrote his Guide 20 years ago and
when I updated it 10 years ago.
Source: Clark M, 1992. The
GIS Survival Guide. Southampton: Geodata Institute. Revised
by Trodd N, 1999.