Whether you are shivering in Boston or basking in Honolulu, if you are a non-profit organization or a student studying GIS, the first phase of the 2014 Summer of Maps program is now open. Summer of Maps offers fellowships to student GIS analysts to perform geographic data analysis for non-profit organizations. We are going to match up non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis and visualization needs with talented students of GIS analysis to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer. Here’s how it will work:
- Dec 17 – Sun, Feb 9, 11pm – Non-profit organizations can submit brief proposals for spatial analysis projects to Azavea
- Feb 10 – Feb 25, – Azavea program administrators review organizations
- Feb 26 – Sun, Mar 16, 11pm – Students submit proposals and applications
- Mar 17 – Mar 31 – Student candidate reviews and interviews
- Fri, Apr 11 – Successful Summer of Maps fellows are notified
- Fri, Apr 18 – Public announcement of fellows and organizations
- June – August – Summer of Maps fellows work on spatial analysis projects
This schedule could change. If it does, we’ll post it at on the web site.
What’s in it for the non-profit orgs?
- Receive pro bono services from a talented student GIS analyst to geographically analyze and visualize your data
- Visualize your data in new ways
- Combine your data with other demographic and geographic data to draw new observations
- Receive high quality maps that can be used to make a case to funders or support new initiatives
What’s in it for the students?
- Work on a spatial analysis project that supports the social mission of a non-profit organization
- Work with Azavea mentors to improve your GIS skills
- Receive a monthly stipend
- Gain work experience implementing a GIS project
If you are a non-profit organization and have a project you would like to see implemented, please submit an application. Deadline is Sun Feb 9, 11pm EST. If you are a student, stay tuned – applications will open Feb 26, 2014.
Learn more about Azavea Summer of Maps check out the web site. We launched a new web site this year and we now have material on:
We’d like to expand Summer of Maps and we’re looking for sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring a fellow or a mentor, please be in touch.