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Fisher, Peter (1955-)

  • By: Jerome E. Dobson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Peter F. (Pete) Fisher is professor of geographical information in the department of geography at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is a prominent geographer and geographic information scientist best known for his long tenure as editor (1998–2007) of the International Journal of Geographic Information Science (IJGIS). His faculty appointments have been at Kingston Polytechnic, Kent State University, the University of Leicester, and City University London. He holds a PhD in geography from Kingston Polytechnic University, MSc in pedology and soil survey from Reading University, and BSc in environmental science from the University of Lancaster.

After an early specialization in physical geography (mid-Quaternary history, soils studies, and archaeological investigations), Fisher turned permanently to computer applications in geography and in geographic information science in particular. ...

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