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Geospatial Revolution: History of Geography

Experts trace the history of geography from clay tablets during Babylonian times to mapmaking from horseback in the 1800s to digital maps produced by computers in the 60sin this video from Penn State Public Broadcasting’s Geospatial Revolution project. Jack Dangermond, the co-founder of a Geographic Information Systems and mapping software company, notes that digital geography has enabled people to think about geography in abstract ways using databases and visualization.

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