Waldo Tobler

Waldo Tobler, from his web site Waldo Tobler, according to his Wikipedia entry, coined the first law of geography in 1970: “Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things.” Now a retired geography professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Tobler has a home page that reprints a large number of publications and presentations. many of which appear to focus on the mathematics of cartography, and as such are totally opaque to me.