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Mission with PRAD and FBR – in Thailand

Teaching GIS to Humanitarian Aid Workers in Thailand This mission was in partnership with Partners Relief Development (PRAD) and Free Burma Rangers (FBR). The request was for one GIS instructor to teach an introductory ArcGIS course and also assist PRAD/FBR with database…

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Myanmar (Burma) Project: an Article

URISA GISCorps Volunteers Assist UNOSAT in Post Cyclone Nargis Relief Efforts By Einar Bjorgo, UNOSAT & Tom Ponte, Karl Tiller, GISCorps Volunteers Cyclone Nargis made landfall in Myanmar (Burma) on May 2, 2008. This cyclone was the deadliest natural disaster…

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Mission with Kabul Polytechnic University

In Spring of 2008, Kabul Polytechnic University (KPU) requested an instructor to teach two ArcGIS courses (introductory and advanced) to their faculty. An email broadcast went out in early June and 11 volunteers expressed interest in the mission. Following the…

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HealthCare Volunteers Project

GISCorps Volunteer Geo-codes Healthcare Locations Around the World HealthCare Volunteers is a non-profit organization headquartered in California with the main goal of connecting any volunteers with a health-related volunteering opportunity. HCV asked if our volunteers could help them geo-code their…

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AAAS – Darfur and East Chad Project

GISCorps and the Darfur Event Mapping Initiative By Nicholas Hauk: Calgary, Peggy Wu: Pennsylvania, Brian Mladenich: Oregon, Megan Winnenberg: Ohio, Ryan Kemna: Washington DC "Most immediately, this database will be cross-referenced with available archival satellite imagery to try and find…

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