Legacy Gallery

As part of the Women+ in Geospatial mentorship programme, the cohort produce a ‘Legacy’ in their mentorship groups or mentor/mentee pairs. The aim of the Legacy is to give pairs/groups the opportunity to create something as a Legacy of their experience in the programme. The Legacy gives mentorship participants the chance to work towards a collective goal and a way to commemorate their mentorship journey.

This Legacy Gallery showcases the Legacy of the Women+ in Geospatial mentorship cohorts.

Gender Dynamics in GIS

Authors: Dewi Spijkerman, Victoria Song

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Infographic, Video, Geography

Project looking at the gender dynamics and differences in opinions towards GIS as both a course and career option. Findings from a survey were summarised using an infographic and feature video.

Sustainable Development Goals

Authors: Argyro Kavvada, Darcy Gray

Tags: 2020 Cohort, StoryMap, Gender

A showcase of of projects addressing gender inequality through geospatial technologies and projects led by women in the geospatial field.

Capacity Building Database

Authors: Freja Hunt, Gemma Gass, Laure Boudinaud, Lorena Abad, Sofia Garcia, Tea Tuur

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Database, Training

A database of online courses to help you continue to build your expertise and keep up-to-date with the latest technological advancements and skills.

Urban Heat Islands

Authors: Laxmi Goparaju, Nontsikelelo Dupu

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Tutorial, Google Earth Engine

Research exploring the urban heat island effect in the Anthropocene age in relation to population, vegetation, urbanisation and climate changes.


Authors: Heather Kirkpatrick, Joan Vlasschaert, Kristen O’Shea, Melissa Sullivan, Nicole Yeung

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Social Media

A social media campaign called #TheyMapThePath. This campaign aimed to uplift and celebrate women; inspire geospatial communities; express gratitude.

The Geospatial Industry in Southern Africa

Authors: Deepthi Patric, Lynn Fanikiso

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Case Study, Geospatial

The state of the geospatial industry case study: Southern Africa

Map Challenge: Corporate Tax Havens

Authors: Katharine Hewlings, Kayla Rakes, Leah Bowyer, Olivia Wineski

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Video, Cartography

Map challenge: submitting a map to the Guerrilla Cartography map challenge. Map will be published in Shelter Atlas.

Detection of Vegetation Cover Change

Authors: Ghada Sahbeni, Kelebogile Basima and Sharon Omoja

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Research Paper, Land Cover

Study exploring the possibility of using NDVI classification derived from Landsat 8 OLI data to assess vegetation density change in Gospers Mountain between 2016 and 2020.

Studying the Geospatial Career Path

Authors: Elenora van Rijsingen, Esther Moore, Helen Whiteley, Katie Stenson, Stefanie Lumnitz

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Article, Careers

A survey distributed within the geospatial community with the aim to understand and visualize career paths of participants across the geospatial domain.

Infographic on Women in Conservation and GIS

Authors: Alina Tarmu, Heather Peacock

Tags: 2020 Cohort, Article, Careers

An infographic that focuses on relevant statistics: numbers of women in these fields vs men; women of colour; the “leaky pipeline”.

Agriculture Commodity Mapping in Nigeria

Authors: Deborah Sobanke, Musa Chirikeni

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Tableau, Dashboard, Agriculture, Nigeria

Dashboard giving a full glimpse of cash crops produced in different states and LGAs in Nigeria. The commodities can be filtered by states or LGA to have a glimpse of where they are produced. The tree map gives a description of the highest producing state in Nigeria which is Kaduna state.

The Ocean in Focus

Authors: Ariana Yute, Ratna Prastyani, Annalie Agad, Iriz Angelica Rapacon

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Blog, Pollution, Marine, Indonesia, Philippines

The Ocean in Focus is a blog dedicated to increasing public awareness of marine debris in the oceans surrounding Indonesia and the Philippines. It compiles many resources about marine pollution and its effects, including interactive map.

Documenting ESRI’s Cartography MOOC

Authors: Charity Nduta, Sarah Kanee

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Cartography, MOOC

Video documenting experience undertaking one of ESRI’s MOOC. The MOOC was focused on the cartographic aspects of ArcGIS Pro. The overall experience was informative and the exposure to the cartographic capabilities of ArcGIS Pro was great.

Cracking Open the Technical Interview Black Box

Authors: Joanna Wilkin, Tova Perlman

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Webinar, Technical Interviews

A live webinar of panel speakers talking about their real world experiences with technical interviews, offering tips and tricks for how to complete interviews well, what to do when you can’t complete them and how best to answer technical questions. It included thoughts from interviewers on what makes a good technical interview for a job candidate.

Urban Heat Islands Mapping

Authors: Ghada Sahbeni, Yongyu He, and Aasia Wahab

Tags: 2021 Cohort, StoryMap, ESRI UC22, Climate Change, Sentinel 3

A comparative study about heat islands’ spatial distribution in two major European cities (i.e., Budapest and Munich) using Sentinel-3 SLSTR data acquired in August 2021.

Fighting Child Poverty in India

Authors: Yongyu He, Ghada Sahbeni and Aasia Wahab

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Article, Poverty, Zero Hunger, SDGs 

A short article addressing child poverty worldwide and particularly in India. This article was published in Maplines spring issue 2022.

A Glance at Gender Equity in Education

Authors: Aasia Wahab, Ghada Sahbeni and Yongyu He

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Article, Gender Equality, Quality Education, SDGs 

A short article addressing gender inequality worldwide and particularly in Pakistan. This article was published in Maplines summer issue 2022.

Satellite Imagery Evidence of Drought Effects on Lake Sevier, Utah

Authors: Alina Tarmu, Ambreen Masud

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Satellite, Leaflet, Python

A web page featuring a Leaflet map widget as well as a satellite imagery timelapse showing drought affecting Lake Sevier in Utah, USA.

Urban Mythbusters Volume 1

Authors: Deboleena Mazumdar, Mandy Maas

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Urban Myth, Amsterdam, Food

A geospatial exploration of tacos and tokos in the city of Amsterdam.

Lakes on Ice, from Space

Authors: Connie Harpur, Mandy Maas

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Google Earth Engine, Antarctica, Supraglacial Lakes

This blog post explores the use of satellite imagery in the Google Earth Engine Platform to detect and analyse supraglacial lakes in the Amery Ice Shelf in East Antarctica.

GIS Portfolio 101

Authors: Ayeisha Sheldon, Kathryn Berger, Tash Senior, Maria Rühringer

Tags: 2021 Cohort, ESRI Hub, Portfolio

Online webpage which highlights different aspects in creating a GIS portfolio, including examples and key resources for getting started. .

Highlighting the Hidden Figures of Women in the Geospatial Industry

Authors: Ariel Low, Helen Turvene, Aubin Douglas, Phoebe Ly

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Wikipedia, Women, Geospatial

We created Wikipedia pages to honour those women+ who have mapped the path forward, and to inspire the next generations of women+ geographers, mappers, and geospatialists.

The Sh*t You Don’t See on Someone’s CV

Authors: Alina Blume, Emma Pidduck

Tags: 2021 Cohort, Google Earth Engine, Antarctica, Supraglacial Lakes

CV with a combination of experience, both professional, but also personal to demonstrate the “real-life CV”

Cohort 3 Mentorship Network Catalog

Authors: Fernanda Ribeiro, Paige Krinks

Tags: 2021 Cohort, StoryMap, Survey, Statistics

An interactive catalog network of women from the 2021/22 mentorship cohort

Celebratory Videos

At the end of each cohort a celebratory video marked the end of the programme, the video shares the work completed by the cohort and reflections on their time in the programme.

Celebrating the Women+ in Geospatial Mentorship Programme 2020-21

Celebrating the achievements and successes of the Women+ in Geospatial 2020-2021 Mentorship Programme members!

Celebrating the Women+ in Geospatial Mentorship Programme 2021-22

Celebrating the achievements and successes of the Women+ in Geospatial 2021-2022 Mentorship Programme members!

Forging a geospatial community where all genders can thrive.Inspire. Unite. Empower.