The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Using a GPS unit/mobile app to locate the City's park amenities (e.g. trails, kiosks, benches, restrooms, etc.). These require hiking/biking, etc. Create shapefiles for those amenities. This requires a lot of data editing and QAQC. Put the data on the website and create story maps.
You will be working with Dr. Risa Patarasuk and Dr. Yin-Hsuen Chen (UF Geography alumni and City's Volunteer Ambassadors) as well as LaShundra Coley'Hale - Volunteer Program Coordinator and Michelle Park - Assistant Director.
Qualification: Must be able to operate GPS or other mapping mobile apps (you h ave this knowledge from the Geograpgy GIS class. Knowledge of ArcGIS (converting layers to shapefiles, editing, etc., Must be able to create a story map (easy to learn from ArcGIS.com. Must be able to work in a team; willingness to work outdoors and must pass a background check.