Azavea “Summer of Maps”

Deadline: February 9, 2014

Non-Profits are invited to apply to Azavea ‘Summer of Maps’ to receive pro bono spatial analysis. Azavea, an award-winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, invites non-profits nationwide to submit an application to be considered for its third Summer of Maps.

Azavea 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 currently open, and organizations have until February 9 to submit their application at http://www.summerofmaps.com.

The application is open to registered non-profit organizations based in the United States. Azavea is looking for non-profit organizations with spatial analysis and geographic visualization needs. The fellows will work in our Philadelphia office along with their mentors on two projects for two different organizations, which might include:

  • Arts – analyze geographic location of ticket sales and donations to both identify existing clusters and untapped markets
  • Environment – analyze the urban tree canopy and existing development to make a recommendation for future preservation
  • Food – develop three potential sites for a new soup kitchen and perform a market analysis to determine how each will affect existing sites
  • Housing – analyze housing needs to determine the best site for a new low income housing development
  • Land and water – identify a green infrastructure plan that maximizes impact of stormwater management
  • Transportation – identify the next 10 streets for the addition of bike lanes by scoring all street segments based on a variety of geographic criteria
  • Open Government – identify the sources of campaign contributions and measure the influence they have on the national political landscape

Get details and apply.