Many conservation groups simply don’t possess the necessary skills to use and apply GIS software and solutions. To assist these groups successfully use GIS, GiC can assist through an introduction to one of our many volunteer GIS specialists from the local GIS user community who can apply their skills, experience and knowledge to support these groups.

Our volunteers provide a range of services from initial scoping to help identify GIS requirements, to installing software and setting up a group’s GIS, helping with specific data collection and mapping projects, or provide mentoring to groups keen to learn how to use the software themselves.

We are always on the lookout for additional volunteers who have one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Experience in GIS business analysis, data collection, and project management who can help a conservation group scope out the work they do, the data they need to collect, and help them build this into a requirements document for GIS specialists.
  • We need GIS specialists who have practical experience in one or more of these GIS products and solutions:
    • ArcGIS Pro
    • ArcGIS Desktop including extensions such as spatial analyst and 3D analyst
    • ArcGIS Enterprise
    • ArcGIS Online
    • QGIS
  • We also need volunteers with experience in the following programming languages and developer tools:
    • Python
    • Modelbuilder
    • ArcGIS developers with experience building web, mobile and desktop apps

If you possess the necessary GIS skills, and have a few hours a week to spare, and would like to learn more about becoming a GIS volunteer then please contact us.  Unfortunately due to the nature of the projects and groups we’re involved with we’re unable to coordinate with GIS volunteers from outside New Zealand.