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Using GIS to monitor rainfall in Niger using Rainwatch. Source: ICT for Development.Using GIS to monitor rainfall in Niger using Rainwatch. Source: ICT for Development.

Four Ways GIS is Being Used to Help Populations Vulnerable to Long Term Climate Change

The power of GIS is in its ability to be both simple and complex – showing difficult ideas and layers of data with a single software package makes it easily transferable to vulnerable populations and their governing forces. That power is changing the way vulnerable populations relate with their natural world and resources to keep ahead of imminent climate changes.  

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Ecuador reforestation plots from Sistema Único de Información Ambiental.Ecuador reforestation plots from Sistema Único de Información Ambiental.

Putting the Trees Back on the Map: How GIS is Helping Reforest South America

GIS is being used in creative ways – including covert spy tracking of illegal logging deep in the Amazon – to help put and keep trees back on South America’s map. The simplification of tools and availability of web systems has empowered technicians, NGOs, and governments alike to address corruption and illegal logging with transparent map-based monitoring.

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Twitter map showing one million geolocated tweets.Twitter map showing one million geolocated tweets.

GIS in Social Science: Mapping Social Capital Strength to Measure Organizational Efficacy

Turn unmeasurable goals into quantifiable indicators by mapping social capital strength of service oriented nonprofits, NGOs, or government agencies. Whether the need is to prove organizational efficacy, evaluate organizational reach, or demonstrate resource connectivity, social network mapping with GIS tools can bring the often fuzzy field of social science measurement to a new level of clarity by using social capital as a metric.  

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Interactive mapping that is self-populating and efficiently moderated can provide valuable support material to those on the ground.

Five Ways to Use GIS to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Fundraising

Devon Reese describes five ways to integrate GIS data into non-profit fundrasing to increase success rates. Using GIS to make maps can improve your prospect pool, help you identify the best partnerships, improve how you relay your community needs and your organizational accomplishments, and take your evaluation to the next level.