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A catalog of USGS Publications (current and historic maps, aerial photos, satellite images, datasets, reports) and other products (screensavers, earth science image sets for teaching) available for purchase or for free download.
These videos will help get you started using Google Earth and include Searching for Places, Drawing and Measuring, Placemarks and Tours, Exploring Mars, Moon and Sky, Tour of Moon in Google Earth, and What's New in Earth 5.0.
These videos are for the more experienced Google Earth user and include Recording a Tour, Importing KML, KMZ and GPS Data, and Geotagging Photos.
Geospatial technologies, with the use of GIS, are changing the way people answer questions and solve problems using data and maps. The videos below will give you just a small idea of the amazing things that are being done.
Penn State Public Broadcasting, produced several videos to introduce students to Geospatial Technologies using GIS. The project examines the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact. Geospatial and location-based technologies influence nearly everything.
Provides an introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and the history and applications of digital mapping and geospatial technology.
Explores how cities and businesses use geospatial technology.
Discusses warfare, diplomacy, police protection and privacy issues.
Explores climate issues, hunger prevention, disease tracking and community empowerment.