Roger Tomlinson coined the term “geographic information systems” and it’s his contributions to geographic information systems (GIS) that earned him the nickname, “Father of GIS”.
In honor of Roger Tomlinson (1933-2014), who recently died, this edition of Sunday Maptinee features Data for Decisions, a video created in 1967 to highlight the emerging technology of geographic information systems (GIS). Hosted by Roger Tomlinson, Data for Decisions is a film from the National Film Board of Canada created […]
The GIS community is experiencing profound sadness today as it learns of the death of Roger Tomlinson. Roger Tomlinson was a central figure in the development of GIS. Tomlinson passed away in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico on February 9, 2014. Tomlinson was a pioneer in the field of geographic information […]
Roger Tomlinson, also known as the Father of GIS, is famed for being a pioneer in the field of Geographic Information System (GIS). His early work fifty years ago with the Canada Land Inventory (CLI) in 1962 is widely recognized as the beginnings of GIS. Prior to the computerization of […]