Charting the Unknown: How Computer Mapping at Harvard Became GIS

Charting the Unknown: How Computer Mapping at Harvard Became GIS

by Nick Chrisman
     
 

Charting the Unknown takes readers back more than four decades to the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis where a variety if professionals converged to rethink thematic mapping, spatial analysis, and what we now call GIS. The book includes a CD that contains interviews with important figures at the Harvard Laboratory, three movies showing

Overview


Charting the Unknown takes readers back more than four decades to the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis where a variety if professionals converged to rethink thematic mapping, spatial analysis, and what we now call GIS. The book includes a CD that contains interviews with important figures at the Harvard Laboratory, three movies showing animated, visualization, and scanned copies of Context publications (from 1968 to 1983) describing research-related activities at the Lab.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589481183
Publisher:
ESRI Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author


Nick Chrisman is an alumnus of the Harvard Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis, the designer of POLYVRT, and a co-designer of ODYSSEY. He is the author of ""Exploring Geographic Information,"" a professor in geomatic sciences at Universite Laval, and the scientific director of the GEOIDE network. He lives in Quebec City, Quebec.

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