Jack Dangermond, president of Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), is recognized as a pioneer in spatial analysis methods and one of the founding fathers of geographic information system (GIS) technology.

Considered to be one of the most influential people in GIS, Dangermond combined an early interest in computers with studies in environmental science at California Polytechnic College, urban planning at the University of Minnesota and landscape architecture at Harvard University. In 1969, he and his wife founded ESRI in his hometown of Redlands, California. Dangermond is an outspoken proponent of GIS as one of our most promising decision-making tools for urban, regional, environmental and global problems.

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