The video above is by Penn State Public Broadcasting who are developing the Geospatial Revolution Project, an integrated public media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.
The project will feature a web-based serial release of eight video episodes—each telling an intriguing geospatial story. Overarching themes woven throughout the episodes will tie them together, and the episodes will culminate in a 60-minute documentary. The project will also include an outreach initiative in collaboration with our educational partners, a chaptered program DVD, and downloadable outreach materials – we really like it – especially the model around 4.09.
We live in the Global Location Age. Where am I? is being replaced by, Where am I in relation to everything else?
I just thought of that 4:09 moment and I suppose simple variation of that viewshed animation in 2d would be possible with google earths temporal functionality