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GIS & RS TRIVIA - 06/08/2022

Dr. Roger F Tomlinson
  • Canadian geographer Dr. Roger F Tomlinson is known as the father of Geographic Information Systems.

  • Canadian Geographical Information System (CGIS), developed in 1963, was the first GIS.

  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) is the GIS software company that released the first commercial GIS product, ARC/INFO, in 1982.

  • Sputnik 1 was the first artificial earth-orbiting satellite launched by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957.

  • The first earth-observing satellite exclusively designed to study planet Earth was Landsat 1, formerly known as Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS), launched by NASA on 23 July 1972.

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