Women's History Month - Women in Mapmaking and Geospatial Technology

The month of March is deemed National Women's History month! We are going to mention a couple (of the many) ways in which women have contributed to the world of mapping.

"As the United States entered WWII, trailblazing women like Bea McPherson, BS ’43, took on the task of providing essential handmade maps for the war effort—and charted the course for today’s women mapmakers."

To learn more about Bea's  journey, we suggest clicking on the following: On The Map: Bea McPherson Charted Course of Women Mapmakers.


In 2016 McPherson was selected for induction into the Geospatial-Intelligence Hall of Fame!

The following link includes a Women in GIS story map, which is one of the tools used by WiGIS (Women in GIS) in order to help women start and navigate their careers in geospatial technology. If you are a woman in GIS, feel free to sign up and add yourself to the story map!

Another interesting read: The Hidden Histories of Maps Made By Women: Early North America.