Our world revolves around information. We depend upon it. Information manages the present and it builds the future. Our collective base of information provides for education, research, artistic expression, and life itself. History judges civilizations past and present by the inventiveness and ingenuity with which they have collected, stored and manipulated information.

From the dawn of time societies have been communicating information. The methods used to communicate information have evolved over thousands of years. This evolution has taken society from the use of word of mouth and illustrative methods of communication all the way to the written or printed word.

CONTENTS Beginnings Discovery New Technology GIS In Action Market Success Education Future Citations Epilogue

The maps above link to simulated global views of the earth from the sun. Created from actual satellite photos. Displayed in real time.

Last Updated on June 18, 1997 by Jon & Debra Armstrong