Short Survey!

Thousands of women around the world are aspiring to be, or are, GIS professionals. Women in GIS (WiGIS), a soon-to-be nonprofit organization, serves as a safe place for women from all geospatial fields to come together. Two of its primary goals include:
  • Working to overcome job discrimination, lower pay, professional isolation, and other common barriers women might face, and
  • Fostering relationships and resource-sharing among members and institutions.
We are researching which membership benefits and services would be most valuable to you…. a potential paying member. Your participation in this survey will help inform WiGIS organizers as to what you would like to get out of membership at this organization should you choose to join.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete, and all of your individual responses will be kept confidential. Thank you for your participation. Your feedback is very important to us!

Geospatial Data Act of 2017

The Geospatial Data Act of 2017 (GDA 2017) is a proposed piece of legislation currently being considered by congress. If passed into law, it may negatively impact professionals in the geospatial field by limiting their ability to provide mapping/geospatial services for state or federal agencies.  Links to the actual Act and position papers from the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) are listed below.

Geospatial Data Act of 2017 (S.1253)
House Version (H.R.3522)

GITA Position Paper

AAG Position Paper

URISA Position Paper

 WiGIS intends to collaborate with fellow geospatial organizations and groups such as the Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) to compose a letter contesting some of the language in the bill.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding the WiGIS participation in this effort, please email by August 18th, 2017.