The question https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/264654 (which has been since self-deleted) was about:
who were the early cartographers best known for enriching their maps with imagery or icons that indicated other attributes about the locations they were mapping, or the people who lived in those locations?
History of GIS is the study of past developments in geography, geodesy, cartography, navigation and spatial data and analysis that ultimately lead to the application of geography to information and computer systems. GIS has a rich history covering many subjects such as geography, geodesy, maths and computer science, this history has resulted in the vast development of spatial data and application of geography to everyday devices and analysis.
See the unlikely history of modern maps for more information
The comments on that self-deleted question also pointed to How did sailors navigate before the Mercator projection (1536)?
My understanding is that the history of GIS began in the early 1960s, and that what is described in that tag wiki could be better described as a "pre-history of GIS".
Also, a review of the questions tagged history reveals questions not just about the pre-history and history of GIS but also topics like historical geodatabases. Consequently, I think that it may be time to review the history tag and its wiki.
GIS did not develop in a vacuum, but should questions about the history of any topic that can be considered part of modern GIS like geography, geodesy, maths, computer science, cartography and navigation be on-topic when they are about work done before GIS is generally agreed to have come into existence, and are not focused on the origins of GIS?
To be clear, I'm not saying that a question about something pre-1960 is automatically out of scope. What I am wanting to avoid is the history tag wiki leading from "GIS evolved from fields like cartography and navigation" to being "anything about the history of cartography or the history of navigation is OK to ask here because it is also about the pre-history of GIS".