Esri Recognizes Women’s Contributions to GIS in New Book

23 Stories of Extraordinary Women Improving the World

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#ArcGISlt;/agt;–Esri,
the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the
publication of Women
and GIS: Mapping Their Stories

Throughout history, women have greatly enriched fields from science to
education, leading research and directing decisions across myriad
applications. Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories reveals how
ordinary girls with very different passions overcame obstacles and
became extraordinary women. Using maps and analysis, these individuals
contributed to their professions, and each helped the world in unique

Many women—by way of their talents, hard work, and integrity—have
contributed significantly to the betterment of our planet and our lives; Women
and GIS: Mapping Their Stories
collects the portraits of 23 such
women. Connected by GIS, these women strove for excellence; didn’t give
up; and, through their courageous and creative experiences, inspire all.
Readers will hear stories from astronauts, oceanographers,
archaeologists, ecologists, teachers, community activists, a Nobel Prize
winner, and many more.

Sharing the experiences of their childhoods, the misstarts and
challenges they faced, and the lessons they learned, each story shows
how several women have gone on to improve the planet.

Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories is available in softcover
(ISBN: 9781589485679, 232 pages, US$14.99), in hardcover (ISBN:
9781589485280, 232 pages, US$24.99), and as an e-book (ISBN:
9781589485297, US$14.99). All editions can be obtained from most online
retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase at
or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit
for complete ordering options, or visit
to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact
Esri book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system
software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful
geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock
the full potential of data to improve operational and business results.
Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations
including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75
percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and
universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information
technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital
transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics.
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Jo Ann Pruchniewski
Public Relations, Esri
Mobile: 301-693-2643
[email protected]

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