Geospatial technology is currently impacting our world since it is changing our knowledge of human history. In this book, we will step through the history of geospatial analysis, which predates computers and even paper maps. Then, we will examine why you might want to learn about and use a programming language as a geospatial analyst as opposed to just using geographic information system (GIS) applications. This will help us understand the importance of making geospatial analysis as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.
In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:
- Geospatial analysis and our world
- Dr. Sarah Parcak and archaeology
- Geographic information systems