Careers of Women in GIS: How to Be Ethical With Data in a Political World Featuring Rebekah Jones
Tue, Oct 13, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
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This webinar series highlights women in geospatial fields and provides a platform to tell their unique professional growth stories and career paths. This guided discussion will cover the speaker’s career challenges, current projects, and career growth.
Doing the right thing in a world where science and data serves politicians and bureaucrats can be difficult. While working for the Florida Department of Health, Rebekah Jones was asked to mislead the public and endanger the health and welfare of Florida’s people. She took the high road and said no, and for her ethical stance, she was fired, and defamed. Instead of quitting, Rebekah built a new GIS-driven set of applications to give the public the information that matters in an easily digestible format, without political influence. Through her work, Rebekah helps citizens around the world make educated data-driven decisions.
In this webinar we will discuss:
-The difficulty of being ethical with data in a political world
-The challenges facing women in STEM
-What is a scientist?
-Growing a career through adversity with creativity and determination
Instructor: Rebekah Jones, Florida COVID-19 Whistleblower, Geographer, and Founder of FloridaCovidAction.com
Who should attend: Individuals interested in learning more about GIS.
Webinar: Transitioning to the United States 2022 National Coordinate System without Getting Left Behind (7/28/20)Read Now
Transitioning to the United States 2022 National Coordinate System without Getting Left Behind
Tuesday July 28, 2020 | 3-4 pm EDT / noon – 1pm EDT
The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has for several years been developing - and promoting - the ongoing modernization and evolution of the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS), toward the 2022 goal of replacing the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). The new positioning paradigm will better leverage the utility of modern positioning technologies - notably the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) – and will impact all users of geospatial data, either directly or indirectly. This presentation will discuss the whats, whys, hows, and whens of 2022 Datum effort.
To register for this event, click here -
What makes a story memorable? What is the difference between good storytelling and great storytelling? In this webinar, participants will learn how to create and tell engaging and powerful stories using ArcGIS StoryMaps. You’ll meet the product manager for Esri’s ArcGIS StoryMaps and will hear how she got her start in the field of GIS. Walk away with career tips, insights into what it’s like to be a woman in GIS, and see a live demo of how to create a story!
• Learn how to create a story with ArcGIS StoryMaps
• Gain insights on how to successfully transition in your career
• Gain insight into product management and storytelling
• Create a story with ArcGIS StoryMaps
The UK FOSS4G community is having a 1-day virtual conference on this coming Wednesday June 17th, with 3 tracks of presentations across a wide variety of topics:
tracks and times:
read the abstracts here:
Due to the time difference, the schedule runs from about 1am to 10am Pacific time, and presumably recordings will be available for most things after the fact. Registration is open for the next 24 hours:
Cost is free, though they do recommend a few charities that they would like to direct donations to if you are able.
Message from: David Asbury | Esri | storymaps.arcgis.com
For those of you who might be interested, Esri is hosting the 5th edition of the webinar series StoryMaps Live! tomorrow, June 17th. This session will feature the work of the Grand Canyon Trust as they work to amplify the voices of Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, Navajo, and Zuni storytellers and will include SCGIS’s very own Stephanie Smith as a guest!
Be sure to check out their excellent story map Voices of the Grand Canyon as well as an informative interview with the authors as they talk about their process.
Women in GIS, in partnership with Brandman University, is pleased to bring you a virtual roundtable discussion "Impacts on GIS Careers in the Time of COVID"
June 23rd: 6pm EST/3pm PST
For details see: https://womeningis.wildapricot.org/event-3863211
Click here to join the meeting: https://brandman.zoom.us/j/93899271101
See below for a free webinar series of potential interest, offered by the Johns Hopkins University Energy and Environmental Programs Speaker Series, "Making Sense of COVID-19 Data through Geospatial Technology":
About the Johns Hopkins webinar series:
The novel COVID-19 pandemic has already profoundly impacted the world in ways that have not been seen for generations and the full effects have yet to be quantified. Geospatial Technology plays a critical role in understanding and combating the virus threat. Learn how Geographic information Systems Technology (GIS) is being leveraged as a powerful data visualization and analysis tool for making science-based spatial decisions that have real-world consequences. Explore how COVID-19 epidemiology data, location intelligence, and map visualization technology are used to support a variety of pandemic web maps, graphs and applications used to raise awareness, inform public decision-making, and guide policy decisions on a global scale. Through this speaker series, attendees will gain an understanding of: cutting-edge geospatial practices used in epidemiology (past and present), the use and application of GIS on a global scale, the biological nuance of the Coronavirus, and how COVID-19 data can be and is used by city, counties, states and government to make critical decisions.
In Part 1, industry experts will be sharing experiences and big picture workflows of using geospatial technology to display and analyze COVID-19 data. Speakers include:
Enhseng (Frank) Dong, PhD Candidate from Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard Team
Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer and Health Solutions Director at Esri.
This is the first of a four-part series. You can register for all parts using the links below:
Register for Part 1: June 3rd
Register for Part 2: June 17th
Register forPart 3: July 1st
Register forPart 4: July 15th
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map (Webinar 4/30 @ 12pm)Read Now
Live-coding demo: How to use the Mapbox Storytelling Template to create a story map
Maps make data understandable, powerful and memorable. Join this session to learn how to use our “Storytelling Template” to quickly build an interactive experience with high-quality map visuals. This storytelling format — sometimes called “scrollytelling” — lets you include as much context as you want, and define the locations your users look at. It’s a great way to bring stories to life.
You’ll learn how to...
Are you interested in learning about the cultural significance of trees in French Polynesian archeological sites? What about the shifting patterns of global terrorism? Or perhaps simply discovering possible next steps in your conservation GIS career?
For all of this and more, we invite you to attend the Geospatial Research Symposium on Zoom this Friday, April 3rd, from 12:30 - 3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131 . This event is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the William & Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, the GRS is a celebration of geospatial information applied at both the student and professional level, and is free and open to the public.
The detailed schedule and breakdown of presentations is as follows:
12:30 - 1:00 PM Student Presentations
· Bronwynn Terrell, M.Ed. 2020. “GIS Mapping, Sacred Trees, and Archaeological Sites of the 'Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea (French Polynesia)”
· Elizabeth Dowker, Class of 2020 - Archaeology summer research experiences
· Megan Gillen, Class of 2020 - “Modeling landward wetland migration under varying sea-level rise scenarios along the York River, VA”
· Claudia Escue, MA/Ph.D. Candidate - Taro Farming in Rurutu French Polynesia
· Ryan Walter, Class of 2020 - ”Using a LiDAR Based DEM to Make a Geologic Map”
· Peter Kinton, GIS Certificate Student 2020. “A Geospatial Analysis of Transgender Homicides from 2015 - 2019”
· Sarah Bomfim, Class of 2020 - “Effects of Al Qaeda’s evolution from a hierarchical organization to a network organization on its pattern of attacks”
1 - 1:30 PM Keynote Address by Dr. Tony Stefanidis, Professor of Computer Science at William & Mary: "The Evolution of Geospatial Information: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities"
1:30 - 2:30 Conservation Careers Panel:
· Adam Jenkins - ESRI Account Manager
· Chris Bruce - GIS Manager at The Nature Conservancy
· Ellie Linden - Conservation Data Analyst NatureServe
· Jacob Leizear - Senior Geospatial Analyst with Chesapeake Conservancy
2:30 - 3:30 Diverse Careers in GIS Panel:
· Allison Bowers - Geographic Information Systems Analyst at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
· Eva Reid - Senior Analyst and Trainer in the D.C. Government's Office of the Chief Technology Officer; Owner and Lead Coach of Eva Reid Consulting, LLC
· Joe Sewash - Virginia Geographic Information Network Coordinator at the Virginia Informational Technologies Agency
· Lorrie Coiner - Geologist at the Virginia Dept of Mines, Minerals, and Energy
Join our call at https://cwm.zoom.us/s/563586131
Women in GIS ( https: // womeningis. Wildapricot.org/ )
Webinar: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Title: Social Justice featuring Ms. Sophia Garcia, GIS Analyst, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiagarcia/
This talk explores how a young GIS professional, Ms. Sophia Garcia uses GIS to focus on achieving social justice during international women’s month. In this webinar, participants will:
To register for this webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/526079336101984779?source=WomenInGIS
Sophia Garcia is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the pursuit of social justice in disadvantaged communities. She is part of a new team helping the foundation move towards the utilization of big data and maps to enhance the work of the foundation. Sophia knows that data is knowledge and believes that nonprofits can reach a greater audience with specific data and maps for their organizations.
Sophia’s experience with GIS began at Wellesley College, where she is recognized as being among the first students to utilize GIS in an academic setting. Since then she has further enhanced her experience with GIS in various industries including, agriculture, transportation planning, public works, and academics. Agencies she’s worked for include Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG), Kern County Department of Agriculture and Measurement Standards and Kern County Department of Public works. Each industry has allowed her to see the breath/reach that GIS has across diverse industries.
Sophia is a founding member of the URISA Equity and Social Justice (E&SJ) Committee that works to develop educational materials to help GIS professionals better address issues of equity into their work and to help decision-makers and social justice organizations utilize GIS technology. Sophia is the co-facilitator for the E&SJ GIS Special Interest Group at the ESRI UC, and she was awarded the 3rd place in the collegian student category at the 2016 ESRI UC, for her map highlighting student protests across the country in support of University of Missouri student’s #ConcernedStudent1950. Sophia has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Wellesley College and was in the inaugural graduating class of the GIS certificate at California State University Bakersfield.
During her free time, Sophia enjoys white water kayaking and rafting on the Kern River and hiking with her dog a labradoodle named Koda.