We help schools like yours around the world

Inspire the next
generation of spatial experts

Can you help us to elevate the skills and aspirations of the future workforce?

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We partner with surveying and geospatial companies to improve these statistics

She Maps is a proud Australian Social Enterprise with an international footprint. We connect and collaborate with schools, academia, and industry to teach powerful, real world learning in the classroom with modern STEM technologies. We focus on the surveying and geospatial industry as we believe that spatial skills will underpin the growth of companies and our communities in a data analytics hungry fifth industrial revolution.

As a certified Social Enterprise, we are deeply invested in eliminating bias and embracing diversity. We do this by building teacher and student capabilities and confidence with STEM, as well as engaging, educating, and empowering diverse and underrepresented sectors of our community.

Why Partner with She Maps?

We understand teachers
Our programs are designed by qualified educators, led by Dr Karen Joyce who has 20+ years' experience as a geospatial scientist and educator, and Paul Mead who has 20+ year leading and training teams, and teaching youth.

Our impact scales through partnership
We are a certified Social Enterprise, and only work with partners who are committed to supporting our Cultural Heart.

We Show It, So Students can Imagine Being It
We show a diversity of role models in our community who are using STEM.

Everything we do has a purpose
We link learning with the real world through the programs and resources we design.

Partnering for Purpose

We work in collaboration with our partners to create impact for students, teachers, and communities

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Contribute as a guest speaker

We are looking for industry and / or university professionals around Australia to speak with teachers directly during one of our teacher professional learning workshops. Topics may cover career opportunities of the geospatial industry, future skill demands and global applications of drone tech and geospatial information systems. If you:

  • are working with drone and / or GIS capabilities
  • have the ability to bring the technology to the presentation
  • can commit an hour or two to visit and talk to teachers in-person, about your area of expertise
  • ideally demonstrate gender or cultural diversity,

we would like to hear from you. View our workshop dates and locations here. Guest speaker sessions take place from 11.15am until 1pm on any given workshop day (ideally). Express your interest below.

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Provide case studies & data

We are always looking for case studies and real world stories to incorporate into our teaching resources. If you have an interesting project that you or your organisation has worked on, and the data is publicly available, then our teachers and students would love them

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Join our career poster series

We would love to feature any outstanding drone or geospatial experts in our series of career posters, used to inspire students to pursue a geospatial career.

We’re particularly interested in career stories from women, culturally diverse backgrounds and representatives from the LGBTQI communities.

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Gift a book set &
coding game

Pippa and Dronie is a beautifully illustrated book for young readers aged 5 to 9, celebrating diversity in STEM.

The book features six real women doing amazing work with drones.  It’s guaranteed to capture the attention of students as they learn how these amazing role models use drones to take photographs, gather data and solve some of the world challenges.

Book set includes: Illustrated books, lesson plans, block coding app, web-based game, image mat, Dronie plushie, and free printables.

We're here to help...let's talk!

Schedule a meeting with She Maps at a time that is convenient for you.

Major Partners

Major Partners help us undertake large projects and bridge the gap between education, industry, and government.

The Surveyors' Trust

The Surveyors’ Trust supports 28 schools in QLD through our Lighthouse Schools program, providing teachers with valuable professional learning to raise awareness about the spatial industry as an important career path.

Geospatial Council of Australia (GCA)

The Geospatial Council of Australia represents the interests of professionals in the surveying and spatial sciences industries and
provides services for bodies engaged in those industries and their members. We have partnered with GCA to develop a detailed plan for the delivery of geospatial career-based information to teachers, career advisers and students including the design of student materials.

Bennett and Bennett

are over 55 years in the making and are a dynamic group of Surveying, Planning and Digital Engineering specialists. Our operations cover SE QLD, Northern NSW and extended across the country on major infrastructure projects. We work on the most iconic property development, construction, and infrastructure projects, and we’re currently helping to deliver over $25bn worth of these projects. Our owners are driven to grow our business and provide opportunities for our +150 staff.

Australia-ASEAN Council, DFAT

The Australian-ASEAN Council have funded us to travel to the Philippines train 10 new Instructors in partnership with WeRobotics, and to work with Diamonds in the Rough and Indonesian Government organisation, QITEP in Science, to teach our program to Indonesian youth and teachers.

Commonwealth Government of Australia

We were awarded an Emerging Priorities Grant funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia under the Department of Education which will see She Maps travelling to 14 locations across the country in 2023, delivering our Classroom Drone Essentials Training to teachers.


We have partnered with WeRobotics, through a 3-year funding agreement with Foundation Botnar, to deliver a wide range of youth training sessions and youth-led projects across 7 Flying Labs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We are providing our Certified Instructor training to the Flying Labs.

Competition Sponsors

Our Competition Sponsors sponsor our Map My School Competition to provide prizes to our winning schools.

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Industry Curriculum Partners

We bring real world learning to the classroom, through the knowledge and experience of our Industry Curriculum Partners

Swoop Aero

Partner for our Code, Fly, Deliver Unit of Work

Nepal Flying Labs

Partner for our Healthcare in the Himalayas Unit of Work


Partner for our Drones in Forestry Unit of Work.

Get Kids into Survey

Partner for supporting fun surveying resources

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Try before you buy

Take our resources for a spin and join the thousands of teachers who love our ready-to-teach classroom materials. Try one of our complete units of work for free.

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