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

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

Summer of Maps is a summer fellowship program that offers $5,000 to student GIS analysts to perform geospatial analysis work for non-profits

Philadelphia, PA, January 19, 2016 – Azavea, an award winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company 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:

 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:

About Azavea – Azavea is a certified B Corporation that applies geographic data and technology for civic and social impact while advancing the state-of-the-art through research.  Find out more at

If you would like more information about Azavea or to schedule an interview with Sarah Cordivano, Summer of Maps Project Manager, please contact Karissa Justice at (215) 558-6184 or e-mail