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Title: Geospatial Revolution
Url: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ate10.sci.ess.eiu.geospatial...
Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: This video segment from Geospatial Revolution, produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting, demonstrates how different digital technologies can be used together to create a powerful mapping tool that can help in a crisis situation. In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a technology platform called Ushahidi was used to help rescue teams and aid workers perform their services and communicate with one another. Using a combination of satellite images of Haiti, information collected on the ground via text messages and social media Web sites, and volunteer translators outside of Haiti, Ushahidi produced interactive online maps that reflected the real-time situation, indicating where help was needed and the location of collapsed buildings and makeshift hospitals. The video runs 4:11 and is accompanied by a background essay, standards alignment, and discussion questions. Users who sign up for a free account can save the resource and download the video as well.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Science -- Geology -- Study and teaching. Research
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Technical education. Technical schools
GEM Subject: Science -- Geology
Social studies -- Geography
Vocational Education -- Technical
Key Concept: Geography -- Geographic information systems (GIS)
Date Issued: 2011-10-25
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Sound (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: WGBH Educational Foundation
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
Full Record Views: 2
Resource URL Clicks: 1
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