Black, Woman-Owned Business

Established 2021

Map Nerd Consulting wants to help you find the Map Nerd inside of yourself.

We center people, relationships, and stories to add context to your data and information so you can communicate it effectively and create positive change.

Our mapping, geographic information service, and storytelling solutions are designed to make sense of complex data and help present it in a way that is easy to understand.


By working with our team, you’ll have access to cutting-edge technology and innovative storytelling techniques that will empower you to make better decisions, improve efficiency, and gain a deeper understanding of your projects. 


Let us help you turn data into action. Contact us today and let’s work together to achieve your goals.


To empower individuals and organizations by providing accessible and comprehensive mapping, GIS, and storytelling solutions.


To ensure data and its communication is clear, transparent, and inclusive, so everyone benefits from the insights it provides. 

We want to work with you to make sense of your geography and communicate it effectively.


Head Map Nerd in Charge

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Gloria Desanker

Founder & Principal Consultant


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NorthStar of GIS is a Non-Profit Organization working to increase the representation, belonging, and inclusion of people of African descent in GIS. We lead at the intersections of racial equity, social justice, geography, and technology. We are committed to connecting, supporting, and advocating for Black students, educators, and professionals in geography-related fields by being a bridge connecting them throughout their academic, career, and entrepreneurial journeys.

Map Nerd Consulting is located on Muwekma, Ohlone, and Ramaytush land.

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