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GIS/GPS Video Resources

Geospatial Technologies

View VideoGeospatial Revolution, Episode 1 (13 min 45 sec)
The Geospatial Revolution means much more than being able to find the nearest Starbucks. It will drastically change the way we perceive and explore our surroundings, and it will connect us to even the most remote parts of the world, expanding our knowledge about and our empathy towards this planet. Visit the Geospatial Revolution Project web site...

View VideoGeospatial Revolution, Episode 2 (14 min 42 sec)
This episode looks at how local governments and business use geospatial technology to deliver services and run efficiently, keeping a continuing eye on future developments and applications. Visit the Geospatial Revolution Project web site...

View VideoGeospatial Revolution, Episode 3 (15 min 02 sec)
This episode explores geospatial technology in the world of security: how new technologies help to broker peace, wage war, and fight crime but can also compromise personal privacy.
Visit the Geospatial Revolution Project web site...

View VideoGeospatial Revolution, Episode 4 (17 min 45 sec)
The fourth and final episode explores geospatial technology around the world: monitoring global climate change, preventing famine, tracking disease and mapping communities never before seen on a map. Visit the Geospatial Revolution Project web site...

View VideoGIS Careers by ESRI: Conservationist (4 min 14 sec)
Dr. Michael Fay uses GIS in his work as a conservationaist. If traveling around the world, living in the wilderness, investigating geography, and literally saving the planet appeals to you, then you'll find Dr. Michael Fay's video fascinating.

View VideoGIS Careers by ESRI: Helicopter Pilot (4 min 16 sec)
Learn more about Steve Robinson's job with the Los Angeles Fire Department. You just can't keep a person like Steve down on the ground for long. He prefers to save lives and protect property while manning the skies. You'll also see how GIS technology helps him keep the public safer than ever.

View VideoGIS Careers by ESRI: GIS Manager (4 min 16 sec)
Learn more about Ingrid Bruce's job for the City of Rancho Cucamonga. You probably know that Christopher Columbus proved the world wasn't flat. Well, even he would be surprised to discover the profound impact technology has had on geography. Ingrid Bruce demonstrates in 3D how GIS technology takes maps into a new dimension.

View VideoGIS Careers by ESRI: Health Geographer (4 min 30 sec)
Learn more about Seth Wiafe's job at Loma Linda University. Who would have thought that Geographic Technology could help save the planet from a health crisis. Seth Wiafe did, that's why he advises all public health professionals to think spatially.

View VideoGeotechnologies In Education Institute (15 Part Session)
GIS-GPS institute for Educators conducted by ESRI and the Colorado Geographic Alliance. This 15 part series covers geography and technology, web GIS activities, desktop GIS activities, GPS activities, integration of GPS and GIS, standards, and even "outtakes."

GIS - Geographic Information System

View VideoOverview of GIS (2 min 33 sec)
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Visit the ESRI GIS Overview site...

View VideoGeography - Bring GIS to the Classroom (13 min 54 sec)
How can you make the most of Geographic Information Systems in your classroom? A great video made in the UK about a classroom that is using GIS and how it is being introduced to the rest of the school.

View VideoExperience GIS Day (5 min 19 sec)
An amazing video on the importance of GIS technology in our world and why it is crutical that students become more aware of Geography and the impact it has in their lives and the possilbe career opportunities.


View VideoEsri GIS in School Instruction Intro (20 min 13 sec)
Esri GIS in School Instruction - Intro: What's GIS, what people do with GIS, and how GIS can be used in instruction in schools. 20 minutes, broken into 9 sections. Visit the YouTub Playlist site.

GPS - Global Positioning System

View VideoThe Truth About GPS: How it works (4 min 27 sec)
Col. David Buckman, Air Force Space Command, talks about GPS, how it works, and modernization.



View VideoHow GPS Works (1 min 12 sec)
A good introduction on how Global Positioning Systems work from How Stuff Works. Visit the How Stuff Works GPS website...


View VideoWhat Is Geocaching? (1 min 12 sec)
Learn about the high-tech treasure hunting game being played around the world by adventure seekers! Visit website...


View VideoGarmin eTrex Vista Handheld GPS Review & Geocaching how-to (5 min 0 sec)
This is a video review for the Garmin eTrex Vista HCx handheld GPS unit and how to use it for geocaching. The review covers key features of this Garmin unit and how it works particularly well with the site to download caches directly to the eTrex. It also shows you the eTrex in action while hunting for a geocache.

View VideoImport GPS data into Google Earth (2 min 50 sec)
Take the tracks from your GPS device and import them into Google Earth! If you have a Garmin or Magellan GPS device, you can import directly into Google Earth by plugging your device into your computer.
View other Google Earth Tutorials...

View VideoGoogle Maps and your Garmin GPS Device (1 min 44 sec)
Follow along with Jake from the Garmin Blog Team as he shows users how to send Google Map information directly to your Garmin GPS device.


View VideoThe Case of the Technical Knockout (58 min 49 sec)
NASA Sci Files segment in which the tree house detectives have problems with their GPS device and decide to find out why it failed. NASA Sci Files segment explaining how pilots use GPS and the other uses for GPS. NASA Sci Files segment explaining how the vikings navigated the Atlantic Ocean without the use of modern technology. NASA Sci Files segment explaining how GPS receivers work with satellites to determine an exact location. This segment explains the concept of trilateration in two and three dimensions. Download the Educators Guide...




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