GIS pioneers awarded Alexander Graham Bell Award

The National Geographic Society  recently awarded Alexander Graham Bell Medals to GIS pioneers Dr. Roger Tomlinson and Jack Dangermond. 

The Alexander Graham Bell Medal is named after the inventor, who also served as the second president of the National Geographic society.  It is awarded for extraordinary achievement in geographic research. 

Bell’s great-grandson, National Geographic Society Chairman Gilbert M. Grosvenor presented the medals to Tomlinson and Dangermond at the ESRI International User Conference on July 12, 2010. 

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“We Are All About Geography”

Recently, Sven Lindblad, chairman of My Wonderful World coalition member Lindblad Expeditions, included this letter in Lindblad’s Explorations trip catalog: Dear Traveler, Some wonderful things happened in the last couple of days in Washington, D.C., and fortunately I was able to be part of them. The first was the unveiling of a new public campaign entitled My Wonderful World. Launched by the National Geographic Education … Continue reading “We Are All About Geography”