America's Last Top Model - 99% Invisible

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If you're interested in how GIS is applied to the world, this episode of 99% Invisible is for you, but the topic predates modern GIS. The US Army Corps of Engineers built a 1:2000 scale model of the entire 1.25 million acre Mississippi River watershed on 200 acres of land - and it could predict flood stages on real levees within two inches. We can do much of this (but not all of it) with modern GIS, but it's a fascinating podcast to listen to.

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