Geography is cooler than you think: it’s changing the world
Let’s not panic; but the status quo of the state of the earth is not so peachy. Decisions have been made with future consequences given scant regard. Topics such as global warming, environmental degradation, poor city planning and crime have resulted due to these decisions. And these have not yet ceased to haunt our day-to-day existence…
But we are not here to harp on the doom and gloom of it all. Those bad decisions? Ha! Those are of the past and are outdated. We are well within the 21st century, after all. Yes, the intelligent, strategic planners of today – that are actually making a tangible difference – make use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) as a tool which empowers them to make better, more informed, decisions. Simply put, it is these knowledgeable decisions that enable us to responsibly work towards a much brighter, greener future.
Geography is cooler than you think: it is changing the world around us and is so much more than just looking at maps and topography. Twenty-first century GIS technology allows us to gather, process and analyze data that presents to us more about the ‘why,’ the ‘who’ and the ‘when’ in order to make responsible, informed decisions about the ‘how’ we move forward.