GEOL108 M2.2 Discussion: Maps, Imagery and Society

In the early 1990s geospatial tools such as GIS and GPS moved from the military domain to the public domain. Since then these technologies and other spatial analysis tools such as remote sensing and interpretation of photographic images have expanded greatly.Initial postAddress the following:What has been your experience with maps and modern technologies?Why are these tools important to society?If you could access any geoscience tool (and knew how to efficiently extract the needed information), which do you feel would be the most valuable to aid your natural resource inventory efforts?