This was an amazing effort of individuals from around the globe with the common purpose of using geospatial technology with data to aid in eradicating the reappearance of a horrible disease – something that in my heart is what we should do with our GIS knowledge and skills in addition to our normal activities – giving back and using them to do good. It brought tears to my eyes to meet everyone who attended our meeting in San Diego! What an honor and a privilege!
Ellen West Nodwell, USA - DRC Polio Eradication
Being in the control room at the State EOC, I experienced the heartfelt appreciation expressed by the Governor and leaders in the Coast Guard, National Guard, Army, Civilian Air Patrol and many others who felt the positive impact of GIS. URISA should be very proud; the GISCorps and local universities, especially Talbot Brooks, should be credited with delivering FEMA's GIS mission in Mississippi.
Dick Kotapish, Ohio - Hurricane Katrina Relief Mission
Every little click counts! This dispersed team proves that point... 100's of thousands of structure digitized by volunteers in a few weeks' time. Just amazing!
Carol McClellan, Canada - DRC Polio Eradication
GISCorps gave me an opportunity to use my GIS skills like a superhero would use their superpowers!
Christopher Schuchardt, USA - DRC Polio Eradication
At this point in my life (with a child and a full-time job) I am unable to freely travel or devote lots of continuous hours to a volunteer position, but this project allowed me to provide meaningful help at home on my own schedule.
Jamey Rosen, Canada - DRC Polio Eradication
As someone who had a family member die as a result of polio, it was a good feeling knowing I could help eradicate polio from the DRC.
Kurtis Graham, USA - DRC Polio Eradication
What's is the value of knowledge/skills we acquire during our lifetime if we don't use it to help those who lack it or towards are very sustainable safe future?
Davince Koyo Nicodemus, Kenya - DRC Polio Eradication