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Erwin Josephus Raisz (1893-1968) was a distinguished, influential cartographer who helped pioneer and standardize the field of modern cartography in the 20th century with his 1938 publication of General Cartography (McGraw Hill), the first complete textbook on cartography written in English. Mr. Raisz was born in Hungary. As the son of a civil engineer, he was introduced to maps and their uses when his father took him on assignments in his youth. He was acclaimed for his unique artistic style, and in the course of his career created a substantial number of visually appealing hand-drawn maps and detailed geomorphological and landform sketches. Raisz received a degree in civil engineering and architecture from the Royal Polytechnicum in Budapest in 1914. After a brief term in the army he worked for an engineering firm before immigrating to the United States in 1923. He worked for the Ohman Map Company in New York City while attending graduate school at Columbia University. ... more
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System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.