Summer of Maps is a program that offers stipends to student GIS analysts to perform geospatial data analysis for non-profit organizations. We are going to match up a few non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with talented students of GIS to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer of 2013.
Mr. Tyler Dahlberg, MS in GIS for Development and Environment at Clark University, working with:
Ms. Julia Reeves, Growth and Structure of Cities, Haverford College, working with:
Ms. Lena Ferguson, Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College, working with:
The application is open to registered non-profit organizations based in the United States. We are looking for non-profit organizations with spatial analysis and geographic visualization needs. Some potential projects might include:
The fellowship program is open to full-time or part-time students. Azavea defines a student as an individual accepted into or enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution located in the United States, including community colleges, universities, masters, PhD and undergraduate programs. If you are accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of April 23, 2013, you are eligible to participate in the program, even if you will graduate during the program. Azavea may ask you to provide transcripts or other documentation from your accredited institution as proof of enrollment or admission status. You do not need to be in a Geography or GIS program in order to apply, but you should have experience performing analysis using ArcGIS for Desktop.
Ms. Nse Umoh Esema, Master in City Planning, MIT 2012 worked on
Read more about Nse's work at Azavea in her blog post.
Ms. Angela Sakrison, Master of Environmental Studies, UPenn 2012 worked on
“I can’t emphasize enough how easy it is to work with Azavea. We needed maps quickly for a meeting with city council and they delivered quickly. The work was terrific. We now have a 2’ by 3’ blow up of one of your maps hanging in the entryway to our new office.”
--John Rowe, Executive Director, Utility Emergency Services Fund
Filling in this application will simply put students and organizations in the running to be selected to be part of Summer of Maps. Applying neither guarantees an interview or a fellowship if you are a student, nor guarantees that your project will be selected if you are a non-profit organization.