Post/Find a GIS Volunteer Opportunity

Over the last couple of weeks I have been approached by GIS students, recent graduates and other folks interested in volunteering in the GIS world. In an effort to pair some potential volunteers with your GIS Volunteer Opportunities I’ve set up a form. There are questions about the work you have to offer and how volunteers can contact you.

I’ve created this google form and it’s paired spreadsheet in google docs. I had a couple of people from one department tell me that they are unable to access these on their work network. If you are unable to access them and you are unable to get an exception please contact me directly and I’ll help you through your posting. Setting the form up in google docs and sharing the spreadsheet generated keeps this kind of good will matchmaking from overtaking my regular work so please accept my apologies to those of you who cannot access it at your work.

If you have volunteers that may be interested in an opportunity, please direct them to the list of opportunities that this form generates.

Here are links to the form and resulting spreadsheet:

Post a GIS Volunteer Opportunity
Find a GIS Volunteer Opportunity

Due to an overwhelming response, I’ve created a matching pair of post and find links for paid internships too:

Post a Paid GIS Opportunity
Find a Paid GIS Opportunity


Christina Boggs
Engineering Geologist
Data Publication, Exchange and Management
Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management
Department of Water Resources
901 P Street, Sacramento, CA  95814

Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that our next SoCalGIS meeting will be tomorrow, May 9th, at the City of Culver City.  More details and agenda on our Meetings page.

If you have not done so already through email or meeting invite, contact Michael Carson at and let him know you will be attending.  This will help us get an accurate count for refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

USGS Topo Data on the Go

Android and iPhone users can now use their mobile devices as digital topo maps, leveraging USGS maps together with the power of GPS to zoom in on their precise location while hiking, biking, running, or any other activity that benefits from precision navigation.

The type of data that are available includes USGS imagery and topographic maps from The National Map, as well as road and contour layers.  For more info, visit .