This video provides short (1 hour, 38 minute) introduction to geographic information systems (GIS). Presented by Jere Folgert of Bozeman, Montana USA.
KnowGIS.com presents a short, broad-stroke, overview of GIS.
Topics of discussion include : History of GIS and Definitions; Spatial Data Principles; Spatial Reference Systems; Spatial Data Models; Data Sources; GIS Applications; Spatial Analysis; GIS Examples. (Cartography and Maps are not presented in this short tutorial).