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GISCorps is a volunteer team of geographic information systems professionals ready to serve as humanitarian GIS professionals, in international development and disaster response scenarios  GISCorps is a part of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).

Spatially Integrated Social Science - Australia

ARC Resarch Network Spatially Integrated Social Science (ARCRNSISS) is a coalition of academic and other institutions promoting spatial integration in the social sciences.  It is the Australian counterpart to CSISS in the United States.

Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences

This NSF-funded project at the University of California Santa Barbara promotes the use of spatial analysis (tools, disciplines, etc.) in the social science research community.

GeoGratis - Canadian government geodata

Operated by Natural Resources Canada, GeoGratis is a new portal that attempts to improve access to freely available Candian government-created geodata.  Although many government geodata resources in Canada are protected by Crown Copyright and thus not freely available, all of the data on this portal should be free to obtain and use for any purpose.

Africa Map: Browse and Explore African Datasets

picture layer in Africa MapThe Africa Map project, currently in beta, is an online map and data viewer created by Harvard University.  The map combines data sets of numerous categories from a wide variety of sources, allowing thematic maps to be viewed and explored.  The purposes of the project, according to the project web site:

  1. Interact with the best available public data for Africa
  2. See the whole of Africa yet also zoom in to particular places
  3. Accumulate both contemporary and historical data supplied by researchers and make it permanently accessible online
  4. Work collaboratively across disciplines and organizations with spatial information about Africa in an online environment - A Web App That Helps Build Strong Neighborhoods! recently launched their Neighborhood Finder, an online web application for people seeking to move to a new neighborhood in Chicago - and coming soon, other cities around the US!