Why does Geospatial Engineering and space technology matter to you? Lets make it all personal and narrow it down to our every day life.
We always want to be pedantic in one way or the other. we want to be at a particular place at a given time and so we turn to our very own Google Maps/ Apple Maps or the waze application that utilizes their own maps created from scratch.
Y’all this is all geospatial technology. In fact, the internet is created with the backdrop of Geospatial Technologies in mind. Therefore it is very obvious that we all do use Maps at certain points in our lives or applications that are able to show us the longitude and latitude of a place when we want to zoom to places to either learn more about or just spying on someone:D (Hahahaha) (The guilty ones know each themselves).
In addition, using your PC/Tablet or sometimes your phone, there is always the option in google maps or any other maps to have your view set to satellite or just street view. All the underlying technologies based on this is computer science and a huge chunk or Geospatial Engineering and Space Technologies.Without even going really further, one of the Geospatial Technology Tools that enables you to locate yourself as you travel/move one point to another is the GPS(Global Positioning System) technology. This GPS which is mostly on your phone communicates with satellites that are in space and mostly 4- 6 satellites that triangulate its location and are able to send accurate location data that enables you to locate the precise location on earth.The signals are obtained by your devices that act like the GPS receivers, and in turn your devices then calculate the exact position, speed and time at the vehicles location.
The tagging of location on Facebook, Instagram, twitter and all the other social media platforms are all dependent on the mercy of Geospatial Technologies. Yes i meant it when i said mercy!! Because without the Geospatial and Space Technologies, that aspect wouldn’t be possible.
Without Geospatial technologies , you would not be getting such information as when it is going to rain around your area or what the temperatures would be like; what kind of crops to grow where and several other examples that are underpinned by the mere fact that these technologies exist. In addition it is the collection of several types of Geospatial Technologies that facilitates the weather forecasting process and hence the delivery as expected or not sometimes.
We clearly all need some geospatial Knowledge in one way or the other. Or more simply stated, think of it as a process that involves programming and acquisition of satellite data from space and the deployment of the data sets to the industry that require it.
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Author: Makario Sylvia B. a.k.a Boss