Tech Innovator And Master Of Maps Dies At 80

Feb 13, 2014
Originally published on February 13, 2014 5:58 pm

Roger Tomlinson, the man widely regarded as the father of GIS — Geographic Information Systems — has died at age 80. Tomlinson's 1960s innovation, using computer software to overlay different types of maps on top of one another, revolutionized industry and government.