Environmental Information Systems – R.F. Tomlinson (1970)

The news that Roger Tomlinson, famously ‘the father of GIS‘, passed away few days ago are sad – although I met him only few times, it was an honour to meet one of the pioneers of my field.

A special delight during my PhD research was to discover, at the UCL library the proceedings of the first ever symposium on GIS. Dr Tomlinson studied towards a PhD at UCL, and probably that is how the copy found its way to the library. It was fairly symbolic for me that the symposium was titled ‘environmental information systems’. See my earlier comment about the terminology: Geographic information or Environmental Information.

For a long time I wanted to share the copy, and today is a suitable day to share it. So here is the copy – thanks to the help of Michalis Vitos who converted it to PDF.

EIS-Tomlinson

 

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mukih

Professor of GIScience, University College London

2 thoughts on “Environmental Information Systems – R.F. Tomlinson (1970)”

  1. As I recall Roger’s comments on that meeting, the use of “Environmental” reflected the needs of the funding source.
    In any case, thanks for making the digital copy available.

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