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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, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  910.285 HIST    DUE 10-08-20
Physical description xviii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Prentice Hall series in geographic information science.
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.
Summary The long-awaited, definitive history of GIS -- a key technology for researchers in geography and environmental science.-- Covers both raster and vector systems.-- Academic, environmental, defense and international applications.-- What's next in GIS and GPS?
To understand the power of Geographical Information Systems and Geographical Positioning Systems today, it is essential to understand their background and history, and the needs they were designed to answer. This is the first comprehensive history of GIS for both practitioners and students.
From GPS systems that help you find your destination in a rented car, to satellite imaging for locating new petroleum reserves, GIS technology is changing the world. This book brings together for the first time the expert testimonies of the pioneers, key scientists and entrepreneurs who created the GIS field and made it what it is today. It covers both the raster and vector sides of GIS development. From remote sensing to PC-based systems; from Land Information Systems to defense applications, this is the definitive history of GIS.
Other author Foresman, Timothy W.
Subject Geographic information systems -- History.
ISBN 0138621454