Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories

Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories

by ESRI Press


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Twenty-three stories about how ordinary girls with very different passions have become extraordinary women and made significant contributions to our world

Women look to other women as role models and for inspiration. Seeing confidence, leadership, and accomplishments in other women helps a young woman envision herself with those qualities. Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories tells the tales ofhow 23 women applied themselves and overcame obstacles, using maps, analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS) to contribute to their professions and the world. Sharing the experiences of their childhoods, the misstarts and challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned, each story is a celebration of a woman’s unique path and of the perseverance and hard work it takes to achieve success.

From oceanographers to activists, archaeologists to entrepreneurs, the women in Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories can serve as mentors to motivate readers who are developing their own life stories and inspire their potential in a new way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589485679
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 03/08/2019
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 631,533
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Since 1997, Esri Press has grown to be an award-winning leader in publishing books about the science, application, and technology of GIS. With books offered in print, e-book, and web formats, it continues to develop its dedication to facilitating access to and dissemination of geographic literature through publications.

Table of Contents




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 of a giving teacher

Nancy La Vigne, using quantitative research to tip the scales of justice

Wangari Maathai, the power of one little hummingbird

Holley Moyes, archaeologist explores Maya ritual caves

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


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