Welcome to the Women in GIS of Southwestern Idaho.

Women in GIS (WIG) was founded in 2002 in response to the need for an organization of women employed or studying geographic information systems (GIS). Historically underrepresented in the field, women now are making strides in geography and GIS. WIG members come from all fields and are employed in many areas: government, academia and the private sector. WIG serves as an organization of mutual support to all women employed in GIS. It strives to improve the recruitment, retention, and education of women in the field of GIS. Objectives include:

A.                Promotion of opportunities for women in the GIS workforce.

B.                 Educational opportunities and discuss GIS technologies.

C.                 Help education in the community by organizing WIG volunteers to be mentors in schools with geography software, or by doing a GIS Day to expose kids to what GIS is.


Recent Announcements

  • Upcoming Events April 1, 2011 – The State Geography Bee at Boise State University   Everyone is welcome to attend the final round that starts at 12:30 in the BSU Sub (Jordan Ballroom ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2011, 8:37 AM by Kathryn Engle
  • GIS Day event at SAGE International School The Southwest Idaho Women in GIS (WIG) held another successful GIS Day event at SAGE International School in Boise on Dec. 16, 2010.  Seven volunteers worked with 23 of Ms ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2011, 8:29 AM by Kathryn Engle
  • Welcome Announcement Welcome to our new web site.  We are up for suggestions on what to put in this site. 
    Posted Nov 19, 2008, 12:25 PM by Kathryn Engle
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