Roger Tomlinson


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Roger Tomlinson, 1967.Roger Tomlinson, 1967.

Sunday Maptinee: Data for Decisions

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 […]

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Roger Tomlinson, 1967.Roger Tomlinson, 1967.

Who Coined the Phrase Geographic Information System?

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 […]