SCG in the Community

Syracuse Community Geography works in partnership with community-based organizations and university affiliates to map and spatially analyze topics of concern to Central New York communities. SCG helps communities to identify and address challenges in new ways using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) mapping and other forms of spatial analysis. Projects are data driven and results oriented. Our community partners use their maps and analysis to:

Raise awareness about community resources and problems;
Advocate community concerns;
Inform programming and planning processes; and
Support community organizing;

All projects utilize a transparent and participatory approach. Community members submit project requests, and collaborate with the community geographer, university students and faculty to address community-identified needs and priorities. Project requests are reviewed by the SCG advisory committee and accepted on a first come first serve basis.

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SCG on Campus

Graduate Student Research Assistantship
Prospective students interested in community-based research and participatory GIS receive tuition remission and a stipend to support community-driven spatial analysis projects.
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Student Opportunities
Graduate research assistants, undergraduate interns, volunteers, and course participants gain valuable hands-on experience conducting participatory and community-based geographic research.
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Faculty Opportunities
Faculty members provide expertise to community-driven projects and benefit from SCG’s connections to community-based research opportunities, local data and knowledge, and service learning opportunities.
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Community Maps, Data & Profiles

Make your own maps with MapSyracuse

MapSyracuse is an interactive web-based mapping tool for Onondaga County, NY. MapSyracuse is a free resource that allows users to select from over 90 layers of data to create, save and print customized maps at scales ranging from a neighborhood block to the entire county. Click here to read our tutorial.

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