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Sep. 29, 2014 7:59 am

Azavea’s Summer of Maps fellows built these 6 maps

Visualizing greenhouse gas emissions for Philly's commercial buildings and more.

Summer of Maps fellows Jenna Glat (left) and Amory Hillengas during Wawa Welcome America's Hoagie Day.

(Photo via Visit Philly's Instagram)

A map of Philadelphia’s commercial-building energy usage and a map of the best places to build or revitalize a park were two of the six projects Azavea’s Summer of Maps fellows worked on this year.

The program, which Callowhill GIS firm Azavea has run for three years now, pairs college students with nonprofits who have mapping analysis needs. This year, Google, Esri and Penn’s School of Design sponsored the program, and Azavea CEO Robert Cheetham said he’s looking for more sponsors so he can expand the program.

Here’s a look at some of the projects the fellows built:

  • Last year, the city began requiring large buildings to report their energy usage, as part of the city’s goal to become the “greenest” in America. Fellow Jenna Glat worked with the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation to map that energy usage data and compare it to four other U.S. cities.

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  • Fellow Tim St. Onge worked with the Center City-based Community Design Collaborative to map the best places for park revitalization, based on factors like poverty levels and proximity to other parks. See his maps here.
  • Fellow Amory Hillengas worked with Austin, Texas-based STEM youth nonprofit GirlStart to map the success of their previous programs, where they should focus donor outreach and where they should expand to. See her maps here.
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