Summer of Maps

Summer of Maps is a three-month long fellowship giving student GIS analysts the opportunity to perform geospatial data analysis for local and national non-profit organizations.

"Azavea helped us to visualize our programs impact in the community. With these tools in hand, our organization can continue to grow, secure funding and continue to provide legal services to low income people with disabilities in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties."

— Elizabeth Oquendo, Legal Clinic for the Disabled, 2015 Summer of Maps Organization

How does it work?

We match up a few non-profit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with talented students of GIS to implement projects over a three-month period during the summer. Fellows get paid while expanding their skills in a professional environment , non-profits get pro bono GIS assistance that can support their mission.

Important Dates

  • December 2016: Organization application opens
  • February 2017: Organization application closes
  • February 2017: Student application opens
  • March 2017: Student application closes
  • May 2017: Announce Student Fellows and Organizations
  • June 2017: Fellowships start