Summer of Maps offers fellowships to GIS and geography students to perform spatial analysis for nonprofit organizations. The program matches non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis and visualization needs with talented students to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer. We are thrilled to announce the 2016 Summer of Maps fellows and the non-profit organizations they will work with. Please join me in congratulating:
Carlos Bonilla, B.A. in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, working with:
Greater Philadelphia Bicycle Coalition – Fatal Road Crashes and Equity
The Food Trust – Defining Context and Presence: Food Access in Philadelphia
Annaka Scheeres, B.S. and B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies (Geography Concentration) at Calvin College, working with:
American Red Cross – Identifying Priority Communities for West Africa Health Interventions
Chemical Heritage Foundation – A Visualization of National, Regional and Local Air Quality in the U.S.
Parker Ziegler, Bachelor of Arts, Geography and Bachelor of Arts, Arabic at Middlebury College, working with:
Transportation Alternatives – The Road to Vision Zero: Traffic Crashes and Poverty Level in New York City
Ecotrust – Ongoing Change in Portland’s Urban Forest Canopy and Looking Ahead in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan
We are very excited to work with our 2016 Summer of Maps fellows and support them through their work with these nonprofits. Students interested in the 2017 program or nonprofits that would like to submit a project, please visit the Get Involved page of our website. We’re always looking for gracious sponsors for the program. If you would like to sponsor the 2016 program, we welcome you to contact us.