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Title The history of geographic information systems : perspectives from the pioneers / Timothy W. Foresman, editor.

Published Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  910.285 HIST    DUE 28-08-19
Physical description xviii, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Prentice Hall series in geographic information science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Ian L. McHarg -- Pt. I. Introduction. 1. GIS Early Years and the Threads of Evolution / Timothy W. Foresman -- Pt. II. Reflections on the Starting Points. 2. The Canada Geographic Information System / Roger Tomlinson. 3. Academic Origins of GIS / Nicholas R. Chrisman -- Pt. III. Advances in Data Structures and Computing Environments. 4. Topology and TIGER: The Census Bureau's Contribution / Donald F. Cooke. 5. Raster Based GIS / Nickolas Faust. 6. Investments in Personal Computing / Lawrie E. Jordan III and Bruce Q. Rado -- Pt. IV. Applications Sector Perspectives. 7. Land Information Systems: Development of Multipurpose Parcel-based Systems / D. David Moyer and Bernard J. Niemann, Jr. 8. AM/FM Entry: 25-Year History / Keith McDaniel, Chuck Howard and Hank Emery. 9. Remote Sensing and GIS in Agriculture and Forestry - The Early Years / Roger M. Hoffer -- Pt. V. National Agency Development.
10. Development of Remote Sensing Digital Image Processing and Raster GIS / John E. Estes and John R. Jensen. 11. GIS Development in the Department of Interior / David D. Greenlee and Stephen C. Guptill.
Other author Foresman, Timothy W.
Subject Geographic information systems -- History.
ISBN 0138621454