November 11, 2007

Getting your name into ESRI’s ArcGIS

Filed under: ESRI, Humor — ubikcan @ 2:21 pm

As far as I know there are only two people who have successfully got their name into ESRI’s ArcGIS software as a checkbox or drop-down menu.

George Jenks:


and James Flannery:

Just think of all the deserving cartographers who don’t have a button or checkbox!!

Waldo Tobler (pycnophylactic method!)
Mark Monmonier (atlas touring and linked scatterplots!)
George McCleary (dasymetric map!)
Schuyler Erle (map hacks!)

Of course all is not lost. Arthur Robinson “the father of cartography” is safely inside ArcGIS alongside his eponymous projection:


I’m sure there are others who deserve a GIS button!


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