Thursday, September 01, 2005

GIS Volunteer Corps Requests Volunteers


* Update: 16:30 (-0700GMT), Thursday, Sept 1 *
GISCorps has increased their call for GIS volunteers to 20.
Details on this request, desired qualifications, etc can be found at this link.

The GISCorps needs 5-10 GIS volunteers to assist in the management and recovery efforts for the hurricane affected regions in the US Gulf Coast.

Here is an unofficial thread with discussion on the types of professionals that would be most desired for this incident.

The immediate need is for 5-10 volunteers at this point. These volunteers must have enough GIS experience to work effectively in an emergency situation. Volunteers must have expertise in map production, performing analysis, data management, and etc. Expertise in disaster management and working with GPS equipment is highly desirable. If you are interested and are not already a volunteer, please fill out the application form.

Operating under the auspices of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), GISCorps coordinates short term, volunteer GIS services to underprivileged communities worldwide. Our volunteers' services help improve the quality of life. They support humanitarian relief, environmental analysis, economic development, community planning and sustainable development, GIS implementation and management, local capacity enhancement, aboriginal issues, health and education.


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