spatial@ucsb promotes the Vespucci Initiative for the Advancement of Geographic Information in Science. “The importance of Amerigo Vespucci as an explorer is recognized by the naming of two continents after him. However, equally important is that he knew he had discovered a New World, based on well founded deductions on the circumference of the earth. By computing a near exact measurement of longitude he revolutionized cosmography, and bridged through knowledge the Old and New Continents. He was a true Renaissance man, with broad multi-disciplinary education, ready to use his intellect and scientific methods…” Read more.
See the Vespucci Institutes 2014.