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September 12, 2012

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Dave Branson

Very nicely expressed! Being the spouse to one of the early TYDAC employees and then a part-time trainer, I had a sidelines view of TYDAC. Those who worked at TYDAC in the early years of GIS were part of special family. This was evident by the number of social activities that took place outside of the office and the close personal friendships that continue to this day. I have great memories of bike trips, patio gatherings, wine tasting events, skating on the canal, X-country skiing and chili dinners in the Gatineau and countless other events with many friends at TYDAC. Maybe it was because many of us were just recent graduates and didn't yet have the schedules of family life. I think it was something more. Although I have not seen Wolfgang for several years, I will always remember his laugh!

Mike Murnane

I only met Wolf once when I was in Ottawa on a DPA project. Very soon after, my direction went into Videotex and Electronic Publishing. His reputation was well established by that time and it was very exciting to listen to him talk about his current projects. I am sorry to hear of his passing ... my condolences to his family and friends.

Corey Tucker

I was lucky enough to work with Wolfgang for several years in Redlands and we went on to become lasting friends. Some of my fondest memories of working at ESRI include sitting with Wolfgang and some of the other amazing people there at that time, passionately discussing how the analytical engine and tools in ArcGIS would work. Wolfgang's genius shone through and it was great to just listen to him. He worked tirelessly with others to make a tremendous contribution to the industry and he taught me a lot. I also had the opportunity to attend the GIScience conference in Munster, Germany with Wolfgang several years ago. We would have amazing technical and philosophical discussions riding along on our bikes in that great city or at the hotel bar late into the night. I will miss him very much.

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