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Geographic Information Systems [electronic resource]

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The aim of this program is to excite students about geographic information systems and encourage the use of GIS in the classroom. Spotlighted applications of GIS include ways that urban planners in India are using it to map traffic flows; how it's being applied in London to plans for projected mass transit use during the 2012 Olympics; how it's being used by disaster response teams to prepare for possible nuclear reactor leaks; and ways that police are using it to track and reduce crime.
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24 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 19, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • What Is Geographic Information Systems? (2:29)
  • GIS in Modeling (1:10)
  • Data Collection (1:49)
  • GIS Transport Planning (2:21)
  • GIS and Traffic Congestion (1:44)
  • GIS and Mathematical Data (0:47)
  • GIS and Resource Planning (1:51)
  • Speed of Information (1:20)
  • Efficient Resource Deployment (1:26)
  • GIS and Anti-Crime Units (1:32)
  • GIS in Emergency Planning (1:44)
  • GIS for Preparedness (1:10)
  • Power of Graphic Information Systems (1:56)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
40312 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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