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Roger Tomlinson

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Roger F. Tomlinson, CM (born 17 November 1933) is an English geographer and the primary originator of modern computerized Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and has been touted as the ""father of GIS"". Dr. Tomlinson is a native of Cambridge (England) and prior to attending university, he served in the Royal Air Force from 1951-54 as a pilot and flying officer. After his military service, Dr. Tomlinson attended the University of Nottingham and Acadia University for two separate undergraduate degrees in geography and geology respectively. He received a Masters degree in geography from McGill University where he specialized in the glacial geomorphology of Labrador. His Doctoral thesis at University College London was titled: The application of electronic computing methods and techniques to the storage, compilation, and assessment of mapped data. Dr. Tomlinson's early career included serving as an assistant professor at Acadia, working as the manager of the computer mapping division at Spartan Air Services in Ottawa, Ontario. ... more

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System Design Strategies

System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.

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GIS Trivia

Can you survive our GIS Trivia Challenge?

What is the name of the ancient geographer, cartographer and mathematician who founded mathematical geography?

  1. Marinus of Tyre
  2. Claudius Ptolemy
  3. Anaximander

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