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A US based nonprofit in need of GIS assistance to develop a web map 

Seeds of Hope is the food justice ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles established to repurpose church property and facilities for the production and distribution of food in underserved communities across the six-county diocese. They requested assistance from GISCorps to develop an interactive map that will identify all of the infrastructure and personnel assets at each institution of the diocese that can be deployed for food production or distribution. Two volunteers were recruited for this project. They are: Karra Barnes and Meredith Farruk. Both volunteers are now in contact with SOH representatives.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

Worldwide Fund for Nature-Zambia (WWF-Z) in need of GIS assistance

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with almost 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF-Z needed assistance from GISCorps volunteers in developing interactive story maps and publish them on Nature-Zambia’s website. Erin Goh from the UK was selected for this project and is working on the project.

Recruitment complete, project in progress 

Compassion Games International is in need of GIS developer assistance

The Compassion Games are a part of an international compassion movement that inspires participation in something greater than oneself. The Compassion Games International (CGI) is a year-round non-profit initiative incorporated in Washington State. CGI requested assistance from GISCorps volunteers in customizing the Esri CrowdSource Story Map template, developing additional interactive story maps or web apps, and publishing these on Compassion Game’s website. The recruitment resulted in selection of Josh Tanner from Oregon. Josh is now in contact with CGI representative.

Recruitment complete, project in progress 

Volunteers digitizing rooftops in villages of India

Sustainable Innovations (SI), a US based nonprofit organization requested GIS assistance in late 2016. SI harvests rooftop rainwater to provide safe drinking water to rural communities in India. Currently, SI collects 15 million liters of rainwater annually and provides safe drinking water to 10,000 people. They are expanding their program, called Aakash Ganga or River from the Sky, to bring water to 250,000 people. The recruitment for the pilot project resulted in selecting Brynn Lacabanne and Sonal Raisinghani. They have been working on a pilot project that consists of two villages. The work is ongoing, however, SI has already published a blog about their efforts. This project is managed by German Whitley of GISCorps Core Committee.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

The Good Seed Community Development Corp. in need of GIS assistance

The request for volunteers is from The Good Seed Community Development Corporation (Good Seed CDC) and SPA 6 Homeless Coalition. The purpose of the collaboration with GISCorps is to create a web app where community stakeholders can inform a homeless outreach team of a homeless individual, family, veteran or youth in need of support and engagement. Carmen Azquierdo (Spain) has been recruited for this project and is in contact with Good Seed team. German Whitley of GISCorps’ ArcGIS Online (AGO) team is assisting with this project. The scond phase of the project began shortly after the first. For this phase, another volunteer was recruited. His name is Amin Alhassan and from he is from Virginia.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

A US based nonprofit needs GIS volunteers for conducting blight analysis

The request for volunteers is from Community Solutions (CS). CS’s neighborhood partnerships in Brownsville, Brooklyn (NY) and North Hartford, CT address two communities of concentrated, intergenerational poverty. Six volunteers from US and Canada were recruited for this project and have been in contact with Community Solutions’ representatives. Jeff Pires of GISCorps’ ArcGIS Online (AGO) team is assisting with this project.

Recruitment complete, project in progress