Women and GIS, Volume 2: Stars of Spatial Science

Women and GIS, Volume 2: Stars of Spatial Science

by ESRI Press, Jane Goodall

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Foreword by Jane Goodall

Thirty inspiring stories of diverse women using geospatial technology to advance science and help resolve important issues facing the world. 

Like the first volume, Women and GIS, Volume 2: Stars of Spatial Science tells how 30 women in many different STEM fields applied themselves, overcame obstacles, and used maps, analysis, imagery, 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 life path and of the perseverance, dedication, and hard work it takes to achieve success. This book includes multicultural women at various points in their careers such as:

  • Barbara Ryan -- Dedicated to open spatial data for everyone
  • Cecille Blake -- Growing GIS capacity in Jamaica and for North and South American countries
  • Rhiannan Price -- Advocating to make a difference for vulnerable populations
  • Verónica Vélez -- Fighting for social and racial justice in education
  • Tanya Harrison -- Bringing Mars to the masses

From planetary scientists to civil engineers, entrepreneurs to urban planners, the strong, passionate women in Women and GIS, Volume 2: Stars of Spatial Science serve as guiding stars to motivate readers who are developing their own life stories and to inspire their potential to meaningful achievements. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589485952
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Series: Women and GIS , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 57 MB
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Age Range: 14 - 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



Temenoujka Bandrova, building on her love of drawing and math

Ashali Bhandari, planning for a more resilient India

Cecille Blake, growing GIS from the ground up in Jamaica

Janey Camp, improving communities inside and out

Nicole D. Franklin, furthering equity and social justice

Sophia Garcia, ensuring that every person counts

Valrie Grant, a vision for spreading the joys of geotechnology

Elizabeth Groff, using GIS to expand criminal justice policy

Tanya Harrison, bringing Mars to the masses

Grania Kelly, using art and science to create landscape stories

Amrita Lal, powering drones over the South Pacific

Kelsey Leonard, using tribal wisdom to care for water resources

Megan McCabe, leading the search for a lost airliner

Anne Hale Miglarese, bringing technology to the developing world

Catherine Nakalembe, empowering the people close to the land

Anita Palmer, advocating for students and the world

Olivia Powell, championing GIS in the police service

Rhiannan Price, fostering sustainable development

Barbara J. Ryan, promoting open data for everyone

Diana Sinton, connecting spatial thinkers to GIS

Hoáng Chi Smith, helping refugees tell their stories

Amy Steiger, piloting a career in the office and in the field

Eleanor Stokes, going where the big questions lead her

Hannah Trew, speaking out loud and clear in a unifying voice

Ingrid H. J. Vanden Berghe, Belgium's "geo-broker" of GIS data

Verónica Vélez, fighting for social and racial justice in education

German Whitley, choosing her own GIS adventures

Chyana Lena Williams, bringing geo-business intelligence to Africa

Susan Wolfinbarger, shaping our understanding of global conflict

Rae Wynn-Grant, saving the bears and the wildlife


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