1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Morrison, Joel L.

  1. Joel L. Morrison collection : gray literature on the origins of computerized geographic information systems

    98 folders. 21 archival boxes (10.5 linear ft.). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Joel L. Morrison was active in the development of geospatial data standards, bringing together diverse efforts within the United States to create the Spatial Data Transfer Standard. He compiled a large body of papers on the topic from professionals around the world. His collection of gray literature and white papers from 1963 to 2001 by cartographic and geographic experts from around the world. The papers address the development of computerized geographic information systems. Also part of the collection are materials and correspondence from his time as Professor at The Ohio State University. These include notes during the writing of his book Elements of Cartography and for Goode's World Atlas. As aslo present is correspondence and materials relating to his work as editor for Annals of the Association of American Geographers and as chairman for the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping.