Maps tell a story. That’s what inspired Kathryn Sullivan, an astronaut and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator, to go into a career that analyzes GIS data about our oceans.
The video below is a super interesting tale of how GIS helps keep people safe during hurricanes, gives the government information on climate change, and more.
“Maps have always been storytelling tools . . . in our modern GIS era, maps have also become story making tools. Powerful open frameworks in which we can come together and combine the varied facets of our world and the varied threads of our society, and together, weave the varied fabric of our future.”
Click on the video below to be taken to Esri’s website, where you can watch and learn how maps help bring science to life.