Friday, 30 March 2012

2012 USGIF scholarships

The deadline for the 2012 United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) scholarships is on April 20. Download the application form and check their website for more information:

2012 UCGIS Symposium

The 2012 University Consortium for Geographical Information Science (UCGIS) symposium titled "Building GIScience 2.0" is coming up. Check their website at

Message from Standby Task Force

Hey Mapsters,

Just a reminder that the application for the Humanitarian Studies Initiative simulation is still open.

On April 26-29th, the Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) will simulate a humanitarian crisis in an exciting weekend-long educational exercise at Harold Parker State Forest, just north of Boston, and the SBTF will be participating.

We would like to have a remote team online and a team on the ground in Boston, so please fill this form ONLY marking your availability if you are 100% sure that you will be available. The minimum required time is 2 consecutive hours. Once we know how many volunteers will be available to partecipate we will contact all of them for further organizational information.

If you want to know more about this simulation please have a look at the following links:

Basic dates:

Humanitarian Studies Course Simulation Exercise

April 26-29, 2012

Harold Parker State Forest North Andover, MA

More info:

- Ushahidi 2010 blogpost-

- 2009/10 Ushahidi platform

- 2011 Crowdmap Platform

Please, feel free to contact me at anahi(at)standbytaskforce(dot)com if you have any question. I would like to encourage all new volunteers to partecipate because this is a great opportunity to learn how the SBTF works and what it is likely to happen in an emergency situation.

One map, One love



Anahi Ayala Iacucci

SBTF Volunteers Coordinator


SkypeID: anahiii

Twitter: anahi_ayala


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Monday, 26 March 2012

Extended deadline for the ISPRS travel grant

Please note that the deadline for the ISPRS travel grant for the the congress in Melbourne (Aug 25 - Sept 1, 2012) has been extended to April 9, 2012. For more information look up