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Geospatial Revolution Project - Location of Anything is Becoming Everything

Hvor er du lige nu? Hvor er alting lige nu? Den dag vi har styr på alt dette og ikke mindst forstår betydningen af alt dette, den dag har vi enten opnået alting eller ingenting ...

Where are you now? Where is everything right now? The day we know that and just as importantly the day we understand the meaning of it that day we have either acvhieved everything or nothing ...



We live in the Global Location Age. “Where am I?” is being replaced by, “Where am I in relation to everything else?”

Penn State Public Broadcasting is developing the Geospatial Revolution Project, an integrated public service media and outreach initiative on the brave new world of digital mapping.

The project will include a 60-minute public television broadcast program, a structured outreach initiative 
with educational partners, a chaptered program DVD including educational toolkit components, and a Web site with information and additional resources.


Geospatial information influences nearly everything. Seamless layers of satellites, surveillance, and location-based technologies create a worldwide geographic knowledge base vital to solving myriad social and environmental problems in the interconnected global community. We count on these technologies to:

  • defend the nation;
  • assist first responders in protecting safety;
  • fight climate change;
  • track disease;
  • streamline political campaigns;
  • strengthen bonds between cultures;
  • navigate vehicles via GPS;
  • map populations across continents, countries, and communities.

The sweeping application of these technologies also ushers in a future with many potential dangers. The public needs to become more aware of the inherent privacy and security challenges posed by this new, location-aware society.


Penn State Public Broadcasting believes that a public service media project is the best strategy for creating public awareness of these proliferating technologies.

Based on our experience with Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure, we have the proven ability to deliver a significant public television program, distribute DVDs nationwide and around the world, engage the public for meaningful dialogue, and inform policy discusssions.

Through compelling human stories, our program will clarify the complex and decode the mysterious; it will explain the virtues and explore the potential dangers of these emerging technologies. We will meet inventive people who utilize geospatial technologies to address some of the world’s most intractable problems.

Our considerable outreach resources will further extend the broadcast program into communities and classrooms for maximum public impact.

Read more: http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/index.html

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