After spending a whole month in China exploring the lush mountains, valleys and over whelming shopping districts, I definitely wasn’t ready for a 9AM university lecture, no matter how interesting it might or might not be.
One thing was for sure, I’m glad I dragged myself to the lecture theatre. By the end of the presentation, I was intrigued by the subtlety and the level of integration this piece of technology has made on society. We now use GIS technology, or at least part of it on a daily basis without knowing it, i.e. using our iPhones as GPS to find the quickest route to our destination with the least traffic, or finding the nearest cinemas with a list of current movie times, just to name a few. Continue reading