Data for Decision PDTV


This short documentary is a portrait of the early era of computing and the process and implications of the digitization of large amounts of information.

Examining the arduous work of assessing and documenting the geographical landscape, including sampling and analysis of soil, forestry, timber, wildlife, resources, industrial sites, and many
other aspects, we see that human beings alone couldn't handle the vast amount of information that is collected.

A new kind of computer (an 'instant library'), the Canada Land Inventory Geo-information System, was developed to help manage and develop Canadian

This film examines the workings of this new and mysterious machine.

Extra Info

Technical Specs
Duration: 22mn 13s
File size: 360 MB
Container: MKV
Width: 640 pixels
Height: 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio: 4:3
Bit rate: 2262 kbs
Frame rate: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AAC-LC
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
Credit goes to: unknown