Waldo Tobler to Speak at San Diego State University October 16th, 2009

tobler“Professor Emeritus Waldo Tobler, University of California Santa Barbara, will be honored on Oct. 16 by a symposium whose subject will be Tobler’s contributions to and impact on the field of cartography.

“Tobler, an American-Swiss cartographer and geographer, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.  He is best known for ‘Tobler’s Law’ on the effect of distance on human and physical relationships, but is also  heralded as an innovative cartographer who has led the field for five decades.

“The symposium is sponsored by the Arthur Getis Lectureship in Spatial Analysis and the Department of Geography.  Speakers include:  Getis (SDSU), Andre Skupin (SDSU), S.V. Subramanian (Harvard University) and Waldo Tobler (UCSB).”

  • 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Oct. 16
  • West Commons 220, San Diego State University, California
  • Free and open to the public

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