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GIS Video from GITA

The World in a Box Video Now Available

The World in a Box is an exciting new one-hour public television special taking the viewer around the world to visit state-of-the-art GIS installations and the cover of The World in a Boxpeople who use them. The production of the video was spearheaded by GITA, with major funding provided by numerous contributors from the GIS community.

From epidemiology to infrastructure management, the stories depicted in the program serve as an invaluable tool to dramatize the benefits of GIS and explain its basic concepts to a lay audience. Featured stories include how GIS professionals at the United Nations are using GIS to predict and prevent famine in Africa; how GIS is helping to resolve conflicts between development and the environment in the Pacific Northwest; and how the technology helps manage the largest port in the world, deliver utility and community services more efficiently, produce better crops, save lives in time of disaster, and help end the cycle of urban youth violence.

"We're proud to be a sponsor of this high-quality public television program," said GITA executive director, Bob Samborski. "This informative and unbiased educational program fits perfectly with our mission to promote the use and benefits of geospatial information technology."

The World in a Box, produced by the award-winning documentary team of Victoria Eubanks and Cal Lewin, is the most comprehensive and entertaining look at GIS available on video. The World in a Box video is available for $24.95 (plus P&H). To order your copy, contact Elizabeth Roberts, GITA's director of marketing communications, at 303-337-0513 or e-mail at, or purchase the video online at

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