Dr. Nicolas R. Chrisman is working as The Editor of the journal Cartography and Geographic Information Science. Has retired from a career at a number of universities in US, UK, Canada and Australia. He retains a connection to his penultimate academic appointment at the Department of Geomatic Sciences, Laval University. He has more than 30 years of experience in academic and area. His PhD is from the University Of Bristol (UK) for research on error and statistics applied to categorical maps. Nick Chrisman has research interests in geographic information system (GIS) in all their complexities from measurement of the planet to the social outcomes of GIS applications .He has published two books (one textbook in two editions; one history of GIS at Harvard). His most recent article is ‘Calculating on a round planet’. There is more planned, largely reflective on the whole field of GIScience.