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Worldwide Fund for Nature-Zambia (WWF-Z) in need of GIS assistance

WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with almost 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF-Z needed assistance from GISCorps volunteers in developing interactive story maps and publish them on Nature-Zambia’s website. Erin Goh from the UK was selected for this project and is working on the project.

Recruitment complete, project in progress 

Compassion Games International is in need of GIS developer assistance

The Compassion Games are a part of an international compassion movement that inspires participation in something greater than oneself. The Compassion Games International (CGI) is a year-round non-profit initiative incorporated in Washington State. CGI requested assistance from GISCorps volunteers in customizing the Esri CrowdSource Story Map template, developing additional interactive story maps or web apps, and publishing these on Compassion Game’s website. The recruitment resulted in selection of Josh Tanner from Oregon. Josh is now in contact with CGI representative.

Recruitment complete, project in progress 

GIS Analyst is needed for site optimization analysis

The request for volunteers is from Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI).  GSNI currently serves 15,000 girls and 4,500 adult volunteers in a 16-county region across northern Illinois, with 5 service centers and 5 resident and day camp properties. GSNI is seeking to develop maps to help them visualize the distribution of their current membership, as well as current overall girl population (and potential growth) within their jurisdiction. We have recruited Jon Schwichtenberg from Wisconsin and he has been working with Girl Scouts representatives for the past few weeks.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

Volunteers digitizing rooftops in villages of India

Sustainable Innovations (SI), a US based nonprofit organization requested GIS assistance in late 2016. SI harvests rooftop rainwater to provide safe drinking water to rural communities in India. Currently, SI collects 15 million liters of rainwater annually and provides safe drinking water to 10,000 people. They are expanding their program, called Aakash Ganga or River from the Sky, to bring water to 250,000 people. The recruitment for the pilot project resulted in selecting Brynn Lacabanne and Sonal Raisinghani. They have been working on a pilot project that consists of two villages. The work is ongoing, however, SI has already published a blog about their efforts. This project is managed by German Whitley of GISCorps Core Committee.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

The Good Seed Community Development Corp. in need of GIS assistance

The request for volunteers is from The Good Seed Community Development Corporation (Good Seed CDC) and SPA 6 Homeless Coalition. The purpose of the collaboration with GISCorps is to create a web app where community stakeholders can inform a homeless outreach team of a homeless individual, family, veteran or youth in need of support and engagement. Carmen Azquierdo (Spain) has been recruited for this project and is in contact with Good Seed team. German Whitley of GISCorps’ ArcGIS Online (AGO) team is assisting with this project. The scond phase of the project began shortly after the first. For this phase, another volunteer was recruited. His name is Amin Alhassan and from he is from Virginia.

Recruitment complete, project in progress  

A US based nonprofit needs GIS volunteers for conducting blight analysis

The request for volunteers is from Community Solutions (CS). CS’s neighborhood partnerships in Brownsville, Brooklyn (NY) and North Hartford, CT address two communities of concentrated, intergenerational poverty. Six volunteers from US and Canada were recruited for this project and have been in contact with Community Solutions’ representatives. Jeff Pires of GISCorps’ ArcGIS Online (AGO) team is assisting with this project.

Recruitment complete, project in progress 

Two volunteers assisting Feeding America - Riverside/San Bernardino Branch

Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino, a US based non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger in the Inland Empire in California, requested the assistance of GIS volunteers for data collection and developing web maps and story maps. Two volunteers were recruited. They are: Jason Harshman and Marc Guidry both from California. Brian Baldwin of GISCorps’ ArcGIS Online (AGO) team is assisting with this project.

Recruitment complete, work in progress