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Bonny P. McClain    

Data Literacy Expert, Author of "Python for Geospatial Data Analysis” & "Geospatial Analysis with SQL"

Bonny is a geospatial analyst and self described human geographer and social anthropologist. Exploring geographic properties that capture complex interactions, dynamic shifts in ecosystem balance and how activities influence eco-geomorphic conceptual frameworks across a wide variety of environments are the topics of popular public talks and panel discussions.

The ability to apply advanced data analytics, including data engineering and geo-enrichment, to poverty, race, and gender discussions targets judgments about structural determinants, racial equity, and elements of intersectionality to illuminate the confluence of metrics contributing to poor health outcomes and poverty.

McClain is the author of the books "Python for Geospatial Data Analysis Theory, Tools", and "Practice for Location Intelligence" (publisher, O’Reilly Media) and "Geospatial Analysis with SQL", A hands on guide to performing geospatial analysis by unlocking the syntax of spatial SQL published by Packt Press. Current projects include a new book in progress with Locate Press, "Geospatial Data Science & the Art of Storytelling".

McClain is a Principal Consulant at Global Impact Assessment (GIA).

GLOBAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT is a cutting-edge environmental, social, human rights and health impact assessment and consulting firm dedicated to assisting businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations in navigating the complexities of sustainability and ethical practices.

Speech Topics

What is a city? Learn how to assess the characteristics of urban vulnerability and introduce workable solutions

Data literacy and understanding social inequity in environments and built infrastructure

What does race have to do with it? Explore social constructs and understand race as a poor biologic proxy

Understanding the U.S. Census using open source tools and meaningful narratives

Rivalrous dynamics of social change and climate threats

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