Penn State Public Broadcasting's fourth installment of the "Geospatial Revolution Project" identifies the uses of geospatial information in climate change research, global aid allocation, and disease tracking. The four episodes of the Geospatial Revolution Project are available at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu online.
Penn State Public Broadcasting's third installment of the Geospatial Revolution Project deals with the technology in relation to privacy and how geospatial information affects law enforcement, war and diplomacy. Watch the episode at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/episode3/ online.
Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) has released the second episode in the four-part online video series, The Geospatial Revolution Project. It features the city of Portland, Ore., and how local government officials are offering more geographically coded information about crime, transportation and urban planning to the public. In return, residents can open their eyes and ears to the problems of their communities - using geospatial technology to participate in public discourse. Watch the program at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/ online.
Penn State Public Broadcasting's four-part online video series, The Geospatial Revolution Project, tells how geospatial information transforms lives. The first of the series' episodes is available now and focuses on how geospatial technology aided first responders during the Haitian earthquake relief efforts.
The next time you find yourself endlessly circling the block trying to find parking, you might pull out your smartphone and run Google's Open Spot. You might also try Spotswitch or Primospot—two more of the dozen or so applications that use the global positioning system (GPS) to help you find a parking space.
Penn State Public Broadcasting is launching the Geospatial Revolution Project, an integrated public media and outreach initiative about the impact of digital mapping. Visit http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/ and check out Facebook and Twitter for more details.
When you plan a picnic or a hike, you want an accurate weather forecast to warn you of possible storms. If you plan to use your global positioning system (GPS) to chart your course, you may want a solar weather forecast, as well. Recent news articles have reported that solar storms can interfere with GPS satellite transmissions. This could be a bit of a problem if you are relying on your car's onboard navigation system to tell you where to turn right.
Around the year 1000, a woman named Gudrid sailed west from Greenland. She spent three winters in a land called Vinland, then sailed east to Iceland. Since the 1960s, archeologists have linked Gudrid's home in the New World with the Viking ruins at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland.
Now a team working in Iceland believe they've found the longhouse Gudrid lived in when she returned from America.
Cell Phone Symphony
Ring, beep, click, screech: the sounds of the cell phone symphony. While some people cannot stand the cacophony of e-communication, it's music to Todd Bacastow's ears. Bacastow (information science and technology) is studying the practicality of Location-Based Services, add-ons to cell phones or palm pilots that link information to a location.