“Data for Decision”, 42 Years Later

The “classic” (at least if you’re a GIS geek) 1967 short feature “Data for Decision” produced by the National Film Board of Canada describes the development of the Canada Geographic Information System (CGIS). Dr. Roger Tomlinson, then director of CGIS, commissioned the film as a way to communicate information about the project to the government, who was funding CGIS development.

The film has been posted to YouTube, in three parts.

And what ever happened to all of the data that was developed as part of this landmark project? Read Back from the Brink: The Story of the Remarkable Resurrection of the Canada Land Inventory Data.