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 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
GISCorps is that rare organization that actually practices what they preach. Their base of GIS experts, team and board members are extremely knowledgeable and hardworking and committed to the social impact mission. The level of commitment to accomplishing project objectives is admirable and inspiring. Especially, when GIS developers are not receiving any monetary compensation! It has been a priceless Godsend to have discovered GISCorps.
Tené Logan, Program Director
Charity Co-Op, October 2019
Sarah did a great job updating our Hunger Heat Map, and she was instrumental in jump starting our GIS efforts which had fallen dormant. She helped us envision how to improve our maps, invested much time creating layers with the latest data, and brainstormed new ideas with us. Using her work as a starting point, our recently hired internal data specialist has now taken over day-to-day GIS work, and our data team will be releasing new maps with the latest data soon. Sarah played a key role in bridging the gap so that our data specialist could hit the ground running and not waste months of time starting from scratch. We are grateful that soon we will be able to release the 2018 maps to the public, and that internally we will be able to compare our outcomes for 2017 versus 2018. This project would have been greatly delayed without Sarah’s expertise and efforts.
Dan Shenk-Evans, Director of IT
Capital Area Food Bank, March 2019
The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. The fire started on November 8, 2018, in Butte County. After exhibiting extreme fire behavior, an urban firestorm formed in the densely populated foothill town of Paradise, causing 86 civilian fatalities.
Quick and complete building assessments are critical to allow residents and businesses affected by the fire to determine their plans moving forward, whether it means re-entry, rebuilding, or relocating. Because of the rapid development of these emergencies, technical challenges, and multitudes of professional and volunteer organizations, many data points collected by field workers using mobile devices had inaccurate data entered or incomplete documentation. The points needed quality control performed on them post collection.
The GISCorps, when called upon, stepped up quickly and proficiently to assess the inaccuracy of these points through many varied methods, then updated the final datasets with correct locations and information. Volunteers worked tirelessly to provide quality control on these data points representing over 19,000 structures assessed as destroyed, damaged, or unaffected. Without assistance from the GISCorps, these collected assessments would not have been checked without a cost to the County in time and resources.
Thank you GISCorps for your devotion to helping organizations like ours in these frantic and devastating circumstances in using GIS to help people get the information they need quickly and reliably. We are indebted to you for your services.
Jim Aranguren, GIS Manager
Butte County, California, January 2019