Briefly Noted

Nonprofit Organizations Receive Free Geospatial Software

To support and advance the missions of small nonprofit organizations that may see GIS as being out of reach, Esri launched the Esri Small Nonprofit Organization Grant Initiative, which will provide 150 grantees with access to GIS training and software. “We are proud to assist small nonprofit organizations that are new to GIS while helping them understand the unique perspective and new insight that location brings to data,” said Esri director of government markets Christopher Thomas. Nonprofit organizations working in the areas of civic and humanitarian efforts, economic advancement, conservation, food insecurity, and civil rights can leverage GIS through this initiative. The deadline for grant applications is January 31, 2023.

Inspire Others to Learn About GIS

Spread enthusiasm for GIS, mapping, and all things related to geospatial technology by celebrating GIS Day on November 16. Enthusiastic GIS practitioners can host a GIS demonstration at work, give a talk at a school about the importance of geospatial technology, bake GIS-themed treats, and more. Anyone who hosts a GIS Day event can register it on, and the activity will be discoverable on the GIS Day events map. Registered hosts will receive five ArcGIS for Personal Use annual subscription licenses to distribute as they please, and event attendees will receive a free, one-year Premium subscription to StoryMaps, a new, powerful personal storytelling tool from Esri.