Azavea Summer of Maps

A 12-week fellowship where geospatial data analysis students work alongside experienced mentors to complete projects for nonprofit organizations.

About the program

How it works

We match nonprofit organizations that have geospatial analysis needs with students pursuing careers in geospatial data analytics to complete projects over a three-month period during the summer.

Important dates

  • December 4, 2019: Organization and student application opens
  • February 2, 2020: Organization and student application closes
  • March 2020: Fellows and Organizations announced
  • June 2020: Fellowship begins
  • August 2020: Fellowship ends, projects delivered to nonprofits
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Program participants

Joining fellows with nonprofits

This fellowship program joins fellows with nonprofit organizations to complete high impact projects.


Work as a project manager and geospatial data analyst. Write a scope of work, communicate directly with the client, and apply advanced geospatial data analysis skills to nonprofit projects.

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Nonprofit Organizations

Receive a Geospatial Data Analysis Services Grant. Work with a fellow as they complete your geospatial analysis and geographic visualization project that aids in decision-making, has a positive community impact, and improves programming or fundraising.

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Meet the mentors

Experienced Azavea data analytics professionals support fellows throughout the summer, offering one-on-one mentoring of professional and technical skills.

Daniel McGlone
Daniel McGlone
Daniel is a Senior GIS Analyst and Technical Lead on the Data Analytics Team and Cicero Data Manager. He supports cartography and analysis projects as well as Cicero research and data entry.
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Ross Bernet
Ross Bernet
Ross is a Project Manager on the Data Analytics Team at Azavea and has experience in forestry, non-profit management, and GIS research and instruction.
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Thank you

The current session is underway

Sign up for notifications about future opportunities and don't forget to check out the projects page for nonprofit projects completed by fellows.

Congratulations 2020 fellows

Summer of Maps Fellows are hard at work on challenging, high impact projects.