Now in its 6th year, Azavea’s Summer of Maps program is open for applications from nonprofit organizations. What is Summer of Maps?
Summer of Maps is a fellowship program run by Azavea that matches nonprofit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with talented students pursuing careers in geospatial data analysis to complete projects over a three-month period during the summer.
Azavea is committed to improving impact and operations in the nonprofit sector - Summer of Maps provides data analysis services grants for nonprofit organizations - this means Azavea funds a summer fellowship for an advanced student to work with nonprofit organizations at no cost. Talented GIS students will work with our mentors to implement a geospatial data analysis and visualization project for selected organizations during the summer of 2017.
What do we mean by "geospatial data analysis and visualization"?
Here are a few examples:
Arts & Culture: analyze geographic location of ticket sales and donations to both identify existing clusters and untapped markets
Elections & Civil Rights: identify the sources of campaign contributions and measure the influence they have on the national political landscape
Environment, Sustainability and Ecosystems: analyze the urban tree canopy and existing development to make a recommendation for future preservation
Public Safety: analyze the impact of neighborhood indicators or other environmental factors on crime risk
Public Health & Food: develop three potential sites for a new soup kitchen and perform a market analysis to determine how each will affect existing sites
Community & Economic Development: analyze housing needs to determine the best site for a new low income housing development
Transportation: identify the next 10 streets for the addition of bike lanes by scoring all street segments based on a variety of geographic criteria