GISCorps

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GISCorps
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Type: Geographic Information System Services
Country: United States
Chair: Juna Papajorgji
Launched: October 2003
Website: http://www.giscorps.org/

GISCorps, founded in 2003, is a program initiated by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) that offers volunteer GIS services to under-served developing communities worldwide.

This volunteer based organization is headed by a team of professionals trained in urban and regional development. GISCorps has approximately 1,000 volunteers located in five continents and prepared to work on both domestic and international projects. Their services are used for supplementing humanitarian relief, enhancing environmental analysis and fostering economic as well as community development. They promote the use of information technology for more accurate and efficient means of illustrating and improving the civic infrastructure of a region.

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