The GIS-Mapping Exchange is excited to announce a Request for Proposals for the GIS-Mapping Exchange — an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded partnership between academics, geospatial data professionals, and public libraries. Our goal is to establish an innovative training program and collaborative networking platform between public library staff, geospatial data professionals, and library patrons. More simply, we want to support librarians that want to learn how to create maps, work with geospatial data, and more.
With the funding received from IMLS, public libraries can apply for anywhere from $1500-$5000 of funding, to partner with local geospatial data professionals (which we will help you find). These small awards are aimed to fund projects that increase a library’s capacity as a key participant in their geospatial data community.
Check out the official Request for Proposals here: https://sites.google.com/pdx.edu/imls-gis-toolkit/request-for-proposals