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Autumn was a friend, colleague, and an inspiration to all who knew her. She championed the cause of creating an inclusive work environment at Esri and supported initiatives like Black Girls M.A.P.P. and NorthStar employee resource groups at the company in their efforts to create belonging.  Please join NorthStar in making a donation to support her family during this difficult time.        Credits: Video footage

To those who are dealing with the tragic, needless, and unconscionable killing of George Floyd and carry the weight of his death even as we work, to you, we say, NorthStar is with you. We feel your pain. We grieve with you.  We support you.  We send our hearts and prayers out in solidarity to the family and friends of George Floyd. We also share a bittersweet gratitude for those courageous allies who refused to simply walk away as George Floyd had his life stolen from him.    Many of you might

We know many of you are trying to make sense of and start taking action to address the huge racial disparities in the case and mortality data. Margot, myself, and our colleague Rebecca Lehman have published the following two articles to share guidance out to our users on the datasets and tools we currently have available to address COVID-19 in a racially equitable manner.  We hope

Join the new GIS for Equity and Social Justice GeoNet Community to discuss active projects and meet other professionals working on projects to create change. In this group, members can be part of a community of people who are leveraging GIS to advance equity and social justice. Group members can find the latest information and resources on this topic, connect with others, ask questions,

Press Release New GeoPortal Site Provides Free Location Data and Mapping Resources REDLANDS, Calif.—April 8, 2020—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that it has launched the Caribbean GeoPortal, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that provides rich content and solutions from Esri and its partners. Built in collaboration with its Caribbean distributor, Spatial Innovision, the geoportal provides premium access to Esri’s ArcGIS Online

Esri's GIS for Social Equity and Justice team members Clinton Johnson and Margot Bordone participate in a live twitter chat with Reuters on income inequality, race, and coronavirus. See a few responses from the Twitter chat.  A1. These stats stem from pre-COVID-19 #racialinequities like economic inequities that prevent communities of color from social distancing fully & health inequities like access & quality of