Looking for Pro Bono GIS Analysis? Non-Profit Application is Now Open for Summer of Maps

Looking for Pro Bono GIS Analysis? Non-Profit Application is Now Open for Summer of Maps

2013 Fellows: Lena Ferguson, Tyler Dahlberg, Julia Reeves

Working for a non-profit organization that needs some spatial analysis done?  How about submitting an application to be considered for our third Summer of Maps? Your organization could even make the headlines at the conclusion of the program, like the Sunlight Foundation project or the Bicycle Coalition analysis this past summer!

Summer of Maps is a program that offers $5,000 stipends to student GIS analysts to perform pro bono geospatial data analysis projects for non-profit organizations over a three-month period in the summer of 2014.  The application process is organized into two phases.  The first phase, organization applications, is now open and organizations have until February 9 to submit their application at: http://www.summerofmaps.com

From June to August 2014, the winning non-profit organizations will be able to:

  • Receive pro bono 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

We would like to grow the program, so we are seeking sponsors for student fellowships and guest mentors.  If you are interested, please get in touch at summerofmaps@azavea.com.

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