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Unit 23 - History of GIS

  • Author(s): Unit 23, CC in GIS
  • National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
  • Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
  • Kemp, Karen K.
  • et al.

This unit provides a very brief review of some important milestones in the development of GIS. It provides early examples of spatial analysis performed with multiple theme maps, then introduces people, applications and systems that were significant in the early days of computerized cartography and spatial analysis.

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