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 top students pursuing careers in geospatial data analysis to complete projects over a three-month period during the summer.Check out this video to learn more about the program.
Service for Nonprofits
Azavea is committed to increasing the impact of data analysis in the nonprofit sector. To that end, Azavea funds a summer fellowship for advanced students to work with nonprofit organizations at no cost. Top GIS students will work with our mentors to implement a geospatial data analysis and visualization projects during the summer of 2018 for selected nonprofit organizations.
What do we mean by "geospatial data analysis and visualization"?
We’re looking for projects that will have a positive impact nonprofit. Here are a few examples:
In 2013, the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) participated in the Azavea Summer of Maps program. Summer of Maps Fellow Lena Ferguson created reports, including custom maps, that displayed DVAEYC data on Philadelphia early childhood education programs, as well as city and census data on other childhood risk factors (access to farmers’ markets and healthy corner stores, poverty levels, and more). DVAEYC distributed custom copies of the reports to each Philadelphia City Councilperson and advocated for funding to support their mission. The advocacy efforts of DVAEYC, combined with the professional reports by Summer of Maps, resulted in $1 million in funding from Philadelphia’s City Council and the William Penn Foundation.
Application link: http://bit.ly/2018-Spatial-
If nonprofits need more info before submitting an application they should be directed to these resources: