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Apr. 22, 2014 10:30 am

Azavea Summer of Maps: what mapping projects these college students will work on

In the third year of Azavea's Summer of Maps Fellowship, three college students will do mapping analysis for organizations like Texas's GirlStart, New York City's City Harvest and Philadelphia's Consortium of Building Energy Innovation (formerly EEB Hub), Azavea announced late last week.

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In the third year of Azavea‘s Summer of Maps Fellowship, three college students will do mapping analysis for organizations like Texas’s GirlStart, New York City’s City Harvest and Philadelphia’s Consortium of Building Energy Innovation (formerly EEB Hub), Azavea announced late last week.

Each student gets a $5,000 stipend over the summer and provides free GIS analysis for two nonprofits. The program is backed by Callowhill GIS firm Azavea, with additional funding from international GIS software firm Esri and Penn’s School of Design.

Here’s what the students will work on, as per Azavea’s Rachel Cheetham-Richard. Students were able to choose from 16 different projects:

  • Tim St. Onge, who’s getting his Masters of Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment at Clark University, will work with DataHaven to analyze the relationships between neighborhood indicators in the greater New Heaven and Valley Region; he will also work with the Community Design Collaborative at using spatial analysis to prioritize design grants in Philadelphia
  • Amory Hillengas, who’s getting her Masters of Urban Spatial Analytics, Community and Economic Development at the University of Pennsylvania, will conduct an analysis of funding resources and program adoption of GirlStart in Central Texas; she will also work with City Harvest at analyzing the retail food access in low income communities to measure the need for and impact of City Harvest’s programs
  • Jenna Glat, who’s getting her B.A. in Geography and Spanish at Colgate University, will conduct an analysis of land cover change in Los Angeles area for TreePeople and will measure energy efficiency of Philadelphia’s building stock for The Consortium for Building Energy Innovation.

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