R.I.P. Dr. Roger Tomlinson

Dr. Roger Tomlinson, the ‘Father of GIS’, passed away on February 9, 2014.

Visit GISLounge for a brief news release and The Globe and Mail for a summary of his accomplishments.

A video showing the first true GIS is available on YouTube, and a helpful web citizen posted a link to a PDF of the first GIS meeting proceedings – from 1970!

Finally, Esri Canada (eh?) has put together a tribute to Dr. Tomlinson.