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Esri Press Releases ‘Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories’

Esri Press has released a collection of twenty-three profiles featuring women professionals who use GIS.  Hailing from a range of fields, the book takes a look at the professional lives of these women particularly from the standpoint of using maps, analysis, and GIS.


The book contains a forward by Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist at Esri, who has been active in promoting Women in GIS initiatives. She explains the impetus for the book writing, “We need to celebrate the women of GIS because they’re also out there. And they’re exceedingly proud and honored to be part of a field and a technology that is literally saving the world.”

The roster of profiles feature prominent women working in such diverse fields as oceanography, archeology, education, social justice, conservation biology, and government:

Catherine Ball – Rising high with ‘drones for good’
Ranu Basu – Seeking human interconnectedness on a global scale
Deirdre Bishop – Keeping track of the census
Paulette Brown-Hinds – Bringing community awareness to life
Molly Burhans – Turning landownership into land stewardship
Kate Chapman – Open to helping others benefit from technology
Wan-Hwa Cheng – Green sea turtles the apple of her eye
Sylvia A. Earle – Her Deepness works to save the ocean
Shoreh Elhami – A life of service and volunteerism to the greater community
Karen E. Firehock – Connecting people to green infrastructure
Kass Green – Providing the big picture on natural resources
Kristen Kurland – The heart fo the giving teacher
Nacny La Vigne – Using quantitative research to tip the scales of justice
Wangari Maathai – The power of one little hummingbird
Holley Moyes – Archaeologist explroes Maya ritual cages
Natalia Ocampo-Peñuela – On the wings of conservation ecology
Miriam Olivares – Mentoring from Mexico to Yale
Breece Robertson – Protecting what she holds dear
Elena Shevchenko – Forging an international bond in tense times
Mary Spence – A cartographer worthy of queen’s honors
Kathryn D. Sullivan – Meeting the challenge, from NASA to NOAA — and beyond
Nancy Tosta – Setting standards and seeking consensus
Madison Vorva – Taking her seat at the table


The kindle version of the book is now available.  The paperback will be available in March 2019 and the hardcover  in May 2019.

Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories.  Esri Press. ISBN: 9781589485280    2018   232 pages   $24.99


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