What if we had a map of ... everything? JackDangermond, a visionary behind the geographic information system (GIS) technology used to map and analyze all kinds of complex data, walks through the interconnected technologies gathering information about every crack and corner of the Earth. Learn how this "living atlas" and "geospatial nervous system" can help better understand the changing planet - and let nature guide the actions towards a more sustainable future.
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