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GeoPhilly Film Night

Join GeoPhilly for a Philly Tech Week event:

Data for Decision (1968)

Roger Tomlinson, creator of the first computerized system to analyze geographic data, describes The Canada Land Inventory Geo-information System, a digital solution used to help manage and develop land. His innovations paved the way for today's modern map making technologies. 22 min

No Time for Ugliness (1965)

A discussion of the problems faced by American cities in the 1960s due to unsightly urban growth.  It focuses on the problems that occur when businesses are allowed to mar the landscape with ugly billboards and neon signs and cause pollution. 24 min

The Impossible Map (1947)

This unique educational film features stop motion animation of experiments with grapefruit and turnips to illustrate the difficulty of presenting a true picture of the world on a flat surface. 10 min


Doors at 6:30 PM, films start at 7:00 PM.  This event is free.  Drinks and snacks will be for sale.

You can find the event on Philly Tech Week's calendar.

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  • Gaby H.

    Is there another opportunity to see these films if I missed the event?

    April 23, 2014

    • Sarah C.

      There are all online in some format so feel free to search for the titles and find them there.

      April 23, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    Thank you EVERYONE for coming last night. We had a fantastic time and I hope you found the films fun and entertaining. Please stay tuned for upcoming GeoPhilly events.

    April 10, 2014

  • Phil P.

    This was definitely the best meetup yet. The films were awesome (and hilarious in retrospect), and I could tell that everyone was having a great time.

    April 10, 2014

  • Jeff K.

    The classic films were awesome. I especially enjoyed the first one (that could have been me in that film!) and the world as a turnip animation one. Make sure you don't ever use a rolling pin to make a map :)

    April 10, 2014

  • Sam G.

    Hilarious... and humbling to see how our forefathers (and foremothers) built maps!

    April 10, 2014

  • Astra

    It was great! Thank you!

    April 10, 2014

  • Sarah C.

    And we're also excited to share a discount code for the PTW Signature Event on 4/11: "ptw5off" - hope to see you there!

    April 3, 2014

  • Sarah C.


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    April 3, 2014

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