Joining Waldo Tobler as the second Geographer Hall of Fame inductee is Gerardus Mercator.
Mercator was a 16th Century cartographer best known for inventing the Mercator projection. You can read more about Mercator on Wikipedia:
And here are a few related books that may be of interest:
Mark Monmonier wrote about the Mercator Projection in Rhumb Lines and Map Wars (here’s an excerpt).
For the serious scholar of cartography, you’ll want to check out the History of Cartography series by J.B. Harley and David Woodward. There are several volumes including Cartography in the European Renaissance: Part 1 and Part 2.
Thanks to everyone who voted and submitted nominees! Stay tuned for the 3rd inductee!
Justin Holman is CEO of TerraSeer, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining TerraSeer, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.