"Which is farther north - Cannes on the French Riviera, or Milwaukee?"
Our geospatial revolution must lead to a geography renaissance. The markets commitment and utilization of GPS and GIS technology should be balanced with an appreciation for geography by the general public. Several key points regarding geography:
- In a world of analysis, geography is synthesis. Geography is about the wide and long view. Geographic thinking links apparently disparate information to solve unanswered problems.
- Thinking spatially is critical to an active and effective citizenry. Geographic knowledge is a crucial ingredient of our national security. Geography matters when it comes to climate change.
- Data visualisation is become more advanced and critical. Getting the picture of any problem or issue is the fundamental first step in solution formulation. Maps are the language of geography in an ever-changing world.