The latest post from NYS GIS Association member Sam Wear, “Engage New York Puts Nonprofits and Community-Based Service Providers on the Map”, posted on June 13, is available on his website eSpatially New York.

“Application identifies similar focused programs across the state which can support funding and philanthropic efforts”

While the cost and ease of entry into web mapping has come down significantly over the past several years, many organizations – particularly nonprofits and community based programs – still do not have the capacity to create or support their own web mapping program. While it’s easy enough to create a basic web presence and business profile with Google, smaller, more community service focused programs can often gain wider exposure as part of larger, more thematic based web mapping applications. When carefully assembled and exposed to the right audiences, these same mapping services are now serving to reach philanthropic programs looking to support nonprofit efforts and expand their geographic funding footprint.

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