We had another busy quarter and most recently launched our 229th project! That brings the total number of deployed volunteers to 1,644 volunteers in 71 countries. We are continually amazed at our volunteers' dedication to service.
Since February, our volunteers have started work on seven new projects for organizations and causes around the globe. One of our volunteers will be travelling to the Central African Republic (CAR) to conduct GIS training in June. Two other projects are also education-based, serving K-12 students in two separate US communities. Several projects involve building ArcGIS Online (AGO) web apps and story maps; while other volunteers will be conducting data mining and data cleansing.
Since last quarter, three projects have concluded: our third polio eradication project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), a project with NAPSG for Cyclone Gita, and a web app build-out with the Puente Institute and Grand Staircase Escalante Partners. See the Featured Projects below.
As reported in the last newsletter, in partnership with Esri, GISCorps launched a new program called the GIS Service Pledge. Many GISCorps volunteers have responded to this program and started serving local and international communities in the past few months. More details about the Pledge are posted below.
Thank you once again for your continued support of URISA's GISCorps. We are grateful to you and all of our volunteers for the remarkable contributions you make.
With warmest regards,
GISCorps Core Committee: Dianne Haley, German Whitley, Leslie Zolman, Allen Ibaugh, Carol Kraemer, David Hansen, and Shoreh Elhami