history of gis
New methods can detect location names from historical maps, make them searchable, and allow for the automated extraction of geographic data from those maps.
Greg Bunce, from the State of Utah’s Automated Geographic Reference Center, presents a walk through the history of mapping and geospatial advances that led to the early days of GIS.
Roger Tomlinson, known as the "Father of GIS," coined the term "geographic information systems."
From the early days in Canada to the high tech world of internet mapping, the field of GIS is older than you may think.
GIS timeline of significant milestones that have occurred since the early 1960s to advance GIS and geospatial technologies. GIS has come a long way since its beginnings.