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National Geographic is celebrating Geography Awareness Week from November 13 to 17, 2023. As a pioneering organization in geographic storytelling and education, National Geographic is highlighting its reimagined technology of National Geographic MapMaker in partnership with Esri and recognizing today's inspiring explorers, including NorthStar of GIS co-founder Clinton Johnson. At the heart of Geography Awareness Week is the belief that geography is more

Celebrating Black Perspectives and Voices in GIS Introduction We're thrilled to announce the upcoming Black@EsriUC Experience, a part of our ongoing Black@GeoEvents series. This event aims to center Black perspectives and attendees in geography and GIS conferences, creating a space for community, connection, and empowerment. About the Black@EsriUC Experience We've planned an engaging and enriching series of events for attendees: Sunday Brunch: Kick off the conference

Strengthening Community, Advancing Inclusion, and Empowering Black Geo-Professionals Introduction Life at conferences can be exciting and challenging. Amidst the exhilarating buzz of learning, networking, and tech demos, there's a wealth of opportunity to grow professionally and personally. Yet, these environments can also be isolating and harmful for attendees from underrepresented groups as they navigate spaces where few attendees and speakers share their lived experiences

We’re looking forward to seeing you again in person at the Esri User Conference on July 11-15, 2022! Here are a couple of events you can add to your schedule to connect with NorthStar of GIS and Blacks in GIS. More events to come!   NorthStar of GIS and Blacks in GIS present Black@Esri UC Daily Lunch Meetups (Outside Hall E) San Diego Convention Center Looking for

This is a Volunteer Remote opportunity that will support activities that will happen in San Diego, California.  Assist NorthStar of GIS in hosting events that create outstanding experiences for Black GIS students, educators, professionals, and allies. Responsibilities: • Brainstorming and implementing event plans and concepts • Handling budgeting and invoicing • Liaising and negotiating with vendors • Negotiating sponsorship deals • Handling logistics • Updating the Board • Handling post-event summary

NorthStar Telescope is a profile series for professionals of African descent in geospatial, geography, geoscience, and GIS industries.  What do you do in the GIS industry? I am a Town Planning Officer for the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) in FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. I am also a Registered Town Planner with the Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC) and hold membership with various professional