Esri Provides Free Mapping Software for Women in GIS
Nonprofit Organization's Members Can Access Location Intelligence Technology at No Cost
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 18, 2020 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it will be making its software available to Women in GIS (WiGIS). The company is offering WiGIS members a free, one-year, home-use subscription to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro.
Esri seeks to foster a diverse and inclusive geospatial community where people of all backgrounds are empowered to solve the world's greatest challenges using GIS. It is committed to increasing representation in the geospatial field and supporting organizations like Women in GIS, which helps underrepresented groups overcome barriers to thrive.
"Women in GIS is incredibly thankful for the support Esri has provided to our organization and our membership," said Saskia Cohick, president of Women in GIS. "This particular offer provides our membership access to advanced industry-standard technology they might not have otherwise and affords the organization additional tools to further its mission."
WiGIS is a nonprofit organization comprised of a global network of women helping each other start and navigate their geospatial careers. In 2018, Esri founder and president Jack Dangermond received an inquiry from the then new organization, and was happy to answer the call...