Applications for Summer of Maps are open until February 2, 2020. Nonprofits and students apply now!

** What is Summer of Maps?

Summer of Maps is a fellowship program that matches nonprofit organizations that have spatial analysis needs with top students pursuing careers in geospatial data analysis to complete projects over a three-month period during the summer.

** Nonprofit Grant Recipients

From June to August 2020, the selected nonprofit organizations:
    • Receive a grant of analysis services from a skilled student GIS analyst to geographically analyze their data
    • Visualize their data in new ways
    • Combine their data with other demographic and geographic data
    • Receive high-quality maps and visualizations that can be used to support new initiatives, make a case to prospective funders, or advocate for a cause

Visit our Nonprofit Resource Guide for more information on requirements and guidelines for participating nonprofit organizations.

** Summer of Maps Fellows
    • Work on a spatial analysis project that supports the social mission of two non-profit organizations
    • Work with Azavea mentors to improve their GIS and project management skills
    • Receive a monthly stipend
    • Gain work experience implementing real-world GIS projects

Summer of Maps Fellows are mentored by Azavea staff and learn public speaking, project management, and communication skills in addition to geospatial data analysis methods

** Important Dates
    • December 4, 2019: Organization and student application opens
    • January 7, 2020: Nonprofit Application Q&A webinar
    • February 2, 2020: Organization and student application closes
    • April 2020: Announce Student Fellows and Organizations
    • June 2020: Fellowship starts
    • August 2020: Fellowship ends, projects delivered to Organizations

We are looking for sponsors for the 2020 season of Summer of Maps. Please reach out if you are interested in sponsoring a fellow, mentor, or nonprofit organization for 2020! If you would like more information about the Summer of Maps program or about ways you can get involved, contact

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