GISCorps Partners are based all over the world. They are public entities, nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and professional associations. Occasionally, they are organizations operating under a social business model or undertaking a project for humanitarian purposes rather than for profit.
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The GISCorps team was incredibly supportive as we took on a big project to visualize an industry that is challenging to make transparent. Though we ultimately will need to do more work on the data-gathering end to bring it to reality, our volunteer Brett helped me to realize just how much we could demonstrate using GIS, and dream even bigger for our project.
Emily Potoczny, Zero Waste Events Manager
Pennsylvania Resources Council, March 2021
The training offered to us by GISCorps has been exceptional. The level of expertise of our two trainers and two support mentors was amazing and made us feel in really safe hands. The care taken to structure the course to our specific needs made it far more useful than any standard training could hope to be. We really look forward to working more with GISCorps in the future.
Dr. Cleo Graf, Manager, Research & Development Department
Southern African Wildlife College, March 2021
A big Thank You to GISCorps for their help developing a dashboard that will help track animal rescue team activity during disasters. Their leadership was very helpful in developing the project objectives and the assigned volunteer did a good job developing the product. We would highly recommend GISCorps and will be consulting with them in the future on potential projects.
Eric Thompson, Senior Director
ASAR Training and Response, February 2021
The GISCorps volunteers helped us train GOARN partner organizations on how to visualise and analyse real-time COVID-19 case trends and risks with ArcGIS. Thanks to the GISCorps volunteers, we believe the key national responders in Africa, South America, South East Asia, and Europe are now better equipped with location-based approaches to manage complex issues in their pandemic response at the local level. The GISCorps volunteers were always well-prepared, highly engaging, and 100% dedicated. We look forward to engaging GISCorps again for our future global engagement.
Mansuk Daniel Han, Partner Coordination Officer
Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), July 2020
GISCorps leaders’ suggestions and coordination were inspiringly professional, efficient, and kind! My project successfully completed within a day from the start. The key to the rapid success was to prepare (this took one weekend) self-explanatory instructions with example figures and actually going through them before sharing with volunteers. I really appreciate everyone who volunteered and helped using their precious time and expertise. This wasn’t just about getting the job done but also building a sense of the power of the community!
Sang-Ho Yun, ARIA Disaster Response Lead
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, June 2020
My experience partnering with GISCorps was very timely. Our agricultural based project needed to expand. Their process of matching their volunteer members with our project gave our non-profit an opportunity to learn of and to explore real-world, practical uses of GIS. While the technical aspects were challenging, our project collaboration with GISCorps extended our capacity and focus on public data to analyze and present data geographically. A financial benefit resulted in us developing relations with local GIS experts that will continue to work with us into the future.
Kenneth Wyrick, Board President
WE CAN Foundation, May 2020
Our nonprofit organization was excited about a new GIS project we were starting, but with limited technology personnel resources we were worried about successfully implementing the components in time to capture the motivation of novice data volunteers. With the support of GISCorps, we were able to work with a highly experienced GIS professional to increase the efficiency of the project, improve the interface design, and complete testing so that our new local GIS data volunteers would enjoy a successful first experience in using GIS.
Robin Patton, Founder
One Shared Story – Fluvanna History Hub, April 2020
The Texas Justice Initiative maintains a data portal to provide criminal justice data to the public, a service we’ve provided since 2018. We’ve heard from our users that they would like to see our data visually represented on a map, so they could compare geographic areas and occurrences or frequencies of occurrences in different areas. Since we rely on volunteers to build our other data processing and analysis tools, I thought it was fantastic that GISCorps provides volunteers for mapping projects at nonprofit organizations. GISCorps vetted us and made it so convenient and easy to match with a volunteer interested in working on our project. German was fantastic at maintaining regular communication and ensuring our project stayed on track. We are well on our way to adding maps to our data portal, and for that we are very grateful. Thank you GISCorps and to our incredible volunteer, JP!
Eva Ruth Moravec, Executive Director
Texas Justice Initiative, January 2020