Remembrances
1:12 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Tech Innovator And Master Of Maps Dies At 80

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 4:58 pm

Roger Tomlinson, the man widely regarded as the father of GIS — Geographic Information Systems — has died at age 80. Tomlinson's 1960s innovation, using computer software to overlay different types of maps on top of one another, revolutionized industry and government.