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⟶ Updated 22 Sep 2017 ⟶
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22 Sep 2017
Dr. John Snow
Very simple maps prior (not on computers)
Canadian Land Inventory started
Odyssey GIS Developement Started
ARC/INFO Developed By ESRI
PC ARC/INFO for DOS
First GIS Meeting
First ESRI Conference
Google Maps launched
Keyhole, Inc Developed Keyhole Earthviewer
Conception of GIS day
First landsat satellite
Publishing of the "Atlas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" by Bickmore and Shaw
Tomlinson adopts a digital method in analyzing maps.
Publishing of the "Atlas of the British Flora" by Perring and Walters
Tomlinson estimates that there were over 1000 different GIS systems in use across the US.
IBM introduces the mainframe 360/65 computer.
New Haven Census Use Study
First International DIME Colloquium
Relational Software, Inc
Theory of RDBMS model
Google acquired Keyhole, Inc,
Roger Tomlinson coined term GIS
Earthquake in Haiti
Establishment of the Laboratory for Computer Graphics (and Spatial Analysis) by Howard Fisher at Harvard University
Tomlinson convinces the Canadian government to invest in the creation of the Canada Geographic Information System (CGIS).
Laboratory of Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis completes the ODYSSEY GIS system.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) founded by J. Dangermond.
ArcGIS Desktop launched
USA GPS fully operational
Conception of MariaDB Enterprise
Oracle acquired MySQL
First terabyte database created
SAP mobile applications
Oracle Database Mobile Server
First Phase, Pioneering Age of GIS
Second Phase of GIS
Third Phase, Commercial Dominance
The joint use of geographical displays and spatial statistic data becomes feasible.
Fourth Phase, Wide-spread application
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