Geospatial Partnerships generally fall into one of four categories:
Service Projects- At the heart of the GIS GSC Program is service. GSC faculty, staff, and students routinely assist regional partners with a variety of service related projects in GIS. These include developing activities for public schools, assisting local municipalities to develop GIS infrastructure, providing mapping and data compilation services for municipalities and non-profit groups, and providing interns for potential employers. Service projects require no funding from the partner.
Pilot Projects - Many projects are designed as a "test run" for our partners. GSC faculty, staff, and students work on GIS research, analysis, or organizational projects that comprise a small part of a larger pending project. These pilot projects are designed for our municipal and non-profit partners who plan to invest in GIS technology, but are unsure of what resources will be needed. Pilot projects provide a no-cost means to evaluate the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of a proposed GIS project by utilizing GC GIS students and equipment. Depending on the level of complexity, pilot projects may fall under the category of service, or they may require funding from the partner.
Training Projects - Training projects are arranged specifically to increase the geospatial skills of our partners, including GIS training for public school teachers, college/university faculty, government employees, non-profit employees and business partners. Depending upon the scope of training, these projects may fall under the category of service or may require funding from the partner.
Working Projects - Working projects encompass all projects where a formal contractual agreement exists between Gainesville State College and the partner. Working projects range in scope and complexity. Generally these projects are conducted by GSC faculty & staff with the addition of one or more paid interns.
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