Esri Press

Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories

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E-book published in February 2019; paperback published in March 2019; hardcover with dust jacket published in June 2019

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 of how 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.

The e-book of Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories, 9781589485297, $14.99, will be available at most online book retailers in February 2019. A paperback version, 9781589485679, $14.99, will also be available in March 2019.

Learn about where these women are around the globe in our story map, Celebrating Women: Stars of Spatial Science.

Find out more about the work of the women in both volumes of Women and GIS here and here.

Discover the second volume of Women and GIS here.

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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.

ISBN: 9781589485280    2019   232 pages   $14.99