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Charting the unknown : how computer mapping at Harvard became GIS

Author: Nicholas R Chrisman
Publisher: Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press : Independent Publishers Group (IPG) [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Charting the Unknown: How Computer Mapping at Harvard Became GIS tells how early programming ventures like SYMAP, SYMVU, POLYVRT, and others culminated in ODYSSEY, the prototype for modern GIS software. Author Nick Chrisman, who joined the Harvard Laboratory in the early 1970s and was there for ten years, carefully documents how Howard Fisher, a retired Chicago architect, started the Lab with grant money from the
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Genre/Form: Geographic information systems
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Chrisman, Nicholas R.
Charting the unknown.
Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press : Independent Publishers Group (IPG) [distributor], 2006
(OCoLC)607775190
Online version:
Chrisman, Nicholas R.
Charting the unknown.
Redlands, Calif. : ESRI Press : Independent Publishers Group (IPG) [distributor], 2006
(OCoLC)629825169
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas R Chrisman
ISBN: 1589481186 9781589481183
OCLC Number: 69671936
Description: xiv, 218 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Apple QuickTime version 7 or greater; latest version of Adobe Reader; 800 x 600 or higher resolution monitor with at least 256 colors; modern Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Windows requirements: Pentium processor-based PC or compatible; at least 128 MB of RAM; Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP; Apple Macintosh requirements: 400 MHz G3 processor or faster; at least 128 MD of RAM; Mac OS X version 10.2 or later.
Contents: Founding the laboratory for computer graphics --
SYMAP --
Environmental planning --
Spatial analysis --
Graphic expressions --
Decline and rebound --
On the topological path --
ODYSSEY --
Parallel developments --
Crisis of direction --
Modest continuation --
Enduring traces.
Responsibility: Nick Chrisman.
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