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Fairmont State University GeoSavvy Guide: Movie Night

Movie Night


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"You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people's maps will be the same." Mary Schmich

Zoom Link: NASA IV&V ERC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: GIS in the Movies! Time: Nov 15, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Movie Geography Discussion

GIS in the Movies Reflection

Some reflective questions after watching a movie or TV show:

  • After watching a movie or TV show, how would you describe its geospatial place in the world?  What does it mean to you? 
  • How can the use of GIS or geospatial technologies in a movie or TV show provide visual cues to date a film? 
  • Does the depiction of GIS in the movie match how GIS is used in the real world?
  • Do films show a realistic view of the future? The past?


Fairmont State University and Movie Maps

Did you know that the Goonies Treasure Map is the favorite of Fairmont State University geography students? 

Our Favorite Maps, Fairmont State University Geography Students (2021)


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The Goonies: One-Eye'd Willy's Treasure Map (Instructables)

How to Make an 80s Movie Map? (ESRI)

CineMaps (Andrew DeGraff)

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