Map Nerd Consulting Appearances


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Forestry and Natural Resources Career Mentorship Program 2023 Black History Month Panel

The Forestry and Natural Resources Career Mentorship Program is a collaborative program aimed at growing participation in forestry and natural resources by promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field. Map Nerd Consulting spoke on a 1.5 hr panel featured 3 Black professionals in the fields of forestry/natural resource management and serve to highlight the work and experiences of each panelist in the field of natural resource management.

NorthStar of GIS Homecoming: Resistance and Resilience in Black communities

Homecoming is an annual global symposium for the #MelanatedAndMapping community and our allies! In 2023, we will highlight Black geographers and lift up the work of Resistance and Resilience in Black communities around the globe. Homecoming R&R is also about Re-establishing Homecoming and Reclaiming space for important conversations.

CEE-Change Fellowship Program

We are excited to announce that Gloria joins 29 other environmental educators selected by The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) as part of the 2023 CEE-Change Fellowship cohort. She is part of an international community of passionate educators working to build an equitable and sustainable future within the environmental education field through a joint civics and environmental education Community Action Project.


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2022 SCGIS Virtual International Conference

The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) hosts annual conferences to bring GIS practitioners around the world together to share knowledge and build connections. Map Nerd Consulting presented on Spatial Storytelling at the 2022 Annual SCGIS Conference.

A multimedia portrait of Gloria with the quote: Keeping maps updated with the latest sea level rise projections helps too. "Maps are effective, accessible tools for showing not only where sea level rise occurs but also why climate adaptation is essential. Visual aid in changing mindsets. This incentivizes action and results in the implementation of physical adaptations." - Gloria Desanker, Map Nerd Consulting

Climate Adaptation: The Basics

Featured in an illustrated guide on Climate Change Adaptation designed and written for Kneedeep Times that features stories from the front lines of climate resilience.

2022 IALE-North American Annual Meeting

The North American Regional Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE–North America) is a professional and scientific organization dedicated to the science and practice of landscape ecology throughout North America. Founded in 1986 as the United States Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US–IALE), we became IALE–North America in 2019 so as to better reflect our multinational community, which also includes Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Map Nerd Consulting presented on the "Challenges and Solutions for Linking Remotely-Sensed Data to Field Data Collection" panel in the Connecting Remote Sensing Data and Landscapes section.


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2021 Water Data Prize

EPIC created the Water Data Prize to inspire new approaches to expediting the removal of lead service lines in municipalities across the country. More than 50 applications from individuals in the water sector submitted entries to the Water Data Prize, and an esteemed panel of judges reviewed the submissions looking for equitable and effective ways to speed the removal of toxic lead pipes and remove the threat of lead in drinking water for as many people as possible. Map Nerd Consulting submitted a StoryMap on Equity and Water Quality and came in 2nd place in the Communications Category in the Water Data Prize.

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