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Tomlinson: Tech Innovator And Master Of Maps Dies At 80

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Thursday, February 13th 2014
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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.

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