Publication Date

12-2009

Committee Chair

Fang Ren, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Diana Stuart Sinton, Ph.D.

Abstract

The Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization, has an extensive membership distributed throughout the United States. It has become difficult for the organization to visualize the extent and support of its members and how spatial trends may affect the continued success of its programs. To discover the geospatial pattern and distribution of its membership and their donation activity, the Surfrider Foundation required a means of visualizing this data in order to perform further analysis and gain a better understanding of these datasets. For this purpose, an online GIS application was created to display all the datasets included in this project. This application allows the Surfrider Foundation to visualize, explore, and analyze membership distribution for themselves with no prior knowledge or skill with GIS software and theory. Simple GIS tools were also developed to allow the Surfrider Foundation to analyze its membership data.

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Using GIS to Manage Surfrider Foundation Membership and Promote Growth (Poster)

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