GISCorps started life in October 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia, when the URISA Board unanimously approved it as an initiative of URISA. GISCorps is now a URISA program and operates entirely on a volunteer basis. The core committee members, most of whom are themselves GISCorps volunteers, run the program with administrative help from the staff at URISA.
Operating under the auspices of URISA, GISCorps coordinates short term, volunteer based GIS services to underprivileged communities
GISCorps volunteers' services will help to improve the quality of life by:
GISCorps implements URISA's vision of advancing the effective use of spatial information technologies.
GISCorps makes available highly specialized GIS expertise to improve the well being of developing and transitional communities without exploitation or regard for profit.
GISCorps coordinates the open exchange of volunteer GIS expertise cooperatively among and along with other agencies.
GISCorps strengthens the host community's spatial data infrastructure through implementation of the best and most widely accepted GIS practices.
GISCorps foster development of professional organizations in host communities to help sustain and grow local spatial expertise.
GISCorps will benefit:
Visit the GISCorps' website for complete information, including details for volunteers and financial supporters.