Jack Dangermond’s Digital Mapping Lays It All Out

jd-ibd…from Investors Business Daily

“Jack Dangermond wants to shape a better understanding of the world.

“The multibillion-dollar industry he helped found around geographic information systems, or GIS, helps scientists and planners visualize and analyze data on maps.

“With his firm’s help, epidemiologists can see how disease spreads, disaster officials can predict storm damage, and civil engineers can tell how development will affect traffic.

“Four decades back, multilayer computer mapping was mainly a novel project in college labs. He saw its possibilities and built a business, ESRI, that spurred GIS use around the world.”