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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.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

Remote sensing specialists needed for a project In Gaza

This request for volunteers came from Forensic Architecture, an innovative research agency undertaking spatial and media analysis for the investigations of human and environmental rights violations. They were looking to develop annual land-cover/land-use maps of Gaza from 2000-2016 that include urban, agricultural, forested, and natural vegetation categories. Two volunteers, Jim Norton (Canada) and Michele Kmiecik (CA), were recruited for this project and are in contact with Forensic team.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

Worldwide Fund for Nature-South Africa (WWF-SA) in need of GIS assistance

Worldwide Fund (WWF) for Nature 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 - South Africa requested assistance from GISCorps volunteers in developing interactive ArcGIS Online based story maps. Shruthi Srinivasan (TX), has been recruited for this project and is now in contact with the WWF team. Leslie Zolman of GISCorps’ ArcGIS Online (AGO) team is assisting with this project.

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 

GISCorps mission for DHN – Filtering Data for Hurricane Matthew

Assistance from GISCorps was requested to respond to Hurricane Matthew to help document crisis maps to be accessed by key decision makers during the emergency response. This project is in collaboration with the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN). Eleven volunteer have been recruited for this project.

Recruitment complete, project in progress 

Digitizers needed for the Azuero Earth Project - Panama   

The Azuero Earth Project, a US based nonprofit organization operating in Panama requested the assistance of GISCorps volunteers with data collection/digitization of trees in the Azuero Peninsula, on the Pacific Coast of Panama. Three volunteers, Paul Russell (TX), Peg Gronemeyer (IL), Casey Erickson (Canada), were recruited for this project and are now in contact with the organization. 

Recruitment complete, project in progress

Two volunteers assisting Feeding America - Riverside/San Bernardino Branch

Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino, a US based non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire in California, requested the assistance of GIS volunteers for data collection and developing web maps and story maps. Two volunteers were recruited. They are: Jason Harshman and Marc Guidry both from California. Brian Baldwin of GISCorps’ ArcGIS Online (AGO) team is assisting with this project.

Recruitment complete, work in progress

Four volunteers assisting in refugee crisis response

NetHope is a consortium of 41 of the leading humanitarian NGOs in the world, and focuses on providing Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) during humanitarian crises. They requested the assistance of a GISCorps Emergency Response Team with their response to the Syria/Mediterranean displacement crisis. A team of four volunteers were selected and are currently in contact with the NetHope team. Volunteers are: Beni Patel from The Woodlands, TX; Sean Bohac and Frank McDermott from San Diego, CA; and Andy Priest from Oakland, CA. The project is continuing with one of the volunteers at this time (Andy Priest).

Recruitment complete, work in progress

Developing story maps for Green World Campaign 

In September, the nonprofit organization, Green World Campaign - GWC, requested the assistance of GISCorps volunteers with ArcGIS Online (AGO) expertise. GWC has a bold mission: ReGreen the World in One Generation—for All the Generations to Come. It practices scalable holistic methods of reforestation, afforestation, and eco-agriculture to restore degraded land and help struggling rural communities attain self-sufficiency through low-carbon development pathways. The recruitment resulted in selection of Drew Ortego, a volunteer from Redlands, California. He is now in contact with GWC representatives.

Recruitment complete, project is on hold

GISCorps website in need of a facelift!

GISCorps website was designed a number of years ago and is in need of a facelift. We are currently looking for volunteers to assist us with this task.

Recruitment in progress