Azavea is Inviting Non-Profit Organizations to Apply to ‘Summer of Maps’ to Receive Free GIS Work

January 18th, 2016

Philadelphia, PA, January 19, 2016 – Azavea is inviting non-profits nationwide to submit an application to be considered for its sixth Summer of MapsAzavea Summer of Maps is a program that offers $5,000 stipends to student GIS analysts to perform free geospatial data analysis projects for non-profit organizations over a three-month period in the summer of 2016.  The application process is organized into two phases.  During this first phase, organizations have until Sunday, February 7 to submit their application at: http://www.summerofmaps.com

Last summer, three students from Swarthmore College, Temple University and Ohio State University worked on a diverse set of spatial analysis projects for a wide array of non-profit organizations, including the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science; the Legal Clinic for the Disabled; The Greening of Detroit; the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; the African Family Health Organization; and the Sunset Park Health Council dba Lutheran Family Health Centers.

From June to August 2016, the selected non-profit organizations will be able to:

  • Receive a grant of analysis services from a skilled student GIS analyst to geographically analyze their data
  • Visualize their data in new ways
  • Combine their data with other demographic and geographic data
  • Receive high quality maps and visualizations that can be used to support new initiatives or make a case to prospective funders

The fellows will:

  • Work on a spatial analysis project that supports the social mission of two non-profit organizations
  • Work with Azavea mentors to improve their GIS and project management skills
  • Receive a monthly stipend
  • Gain work experience implementing real-world GIS projects

For more information about Summer of Maps and to apply, visit: http://www.summerofmaps.com/

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