Data for Decision – National Film Board Documentary on GIS from the 1960’s!

Data for Decision – National Film Board Documentary on GIS from the 1960’s!

  • Posted by MGUG Admin
  • On September 10, 2021

This short documentary is a portrait of the early era of computing and the process and implications of the digitization of large amounts of information. Examining the arduous work of assessing and documenting the geographical landscape, including sampling and analysis of soil, forestry, timber, wildlife, resources, industrial sites, and many other aspects, we see that human beings alone couldn’t handle the vast amount of information that is collected. A new kind of computer (an “instant library”), the Canada Land Inventory Geo-information System, was developed to help manage and develop Canadian land.

View here at:  https://www.nfb.ca/film/data_for_decision/