Roger Tomlinson Profiled after DMTI Award

The coverage is in the Toronto Star. Some tidbits:

Despite its deadly dull name, GIS is helping everyone from policy-makers to pizza delivery drivers better understand the world and our role in it.

“Every map you’ve ever seen on television that shows you the pack ice melting, or that the size of sand dunes are increasing is made possible by GIS,” says Tomlinson, noting the approach allows scientists to spot trends that would otherwise be hidden in mountains of data.

Tomlinson says it’s only a matter of time before GIS penetrates the consumer market in a significant way. He foresees the widespread use of GIS applications in cellphones, allowing people to not only locate themselves and a desired destination on a map, but also receive precise directions on how to get there.

Published Monday, September 24th, 2007

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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