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Waldo R. Tobler
Waldo Tobler (born 1930) is an influential American-Swiss geographer and cartographer. Tobler's idea that "Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related to each other" is referred to as the "first law of geography". Dr. Tobler is a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Geography. In 1961, Tobler received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Washington at Seattle. At Washington, he participated in geography's William Garrison-led quantitative revolution of the late 1950s. After graduating, Tobler spent several years at the University of Michigan. Until his retirement he held the positions of Professor of Geography and Professor of Statistics at UCSB. The University of Zurich, Switzerland, awarded him a Doctorate honoris causa in 1988. ... more
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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_____________ is a method of thematic mapping, which uses areal symbols to spatially classify volumetric data. The method was developed and named by Tyan-Shansky and popularised by J.K. Wright.