Memphis Maps

  • Stanley Hyland University of Memphis
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Partnerships, Geographic Information Systems


The Memphis Maps program trains local students in Geographic Information Systems technology, and also provides the community with valuable community demographic and assessment information. The collaboration is symbiotic in that through a program of information, training, education, and collaborative use of resources, beneficial and sustainable interdependencies have been developed for both the neighborhood and the university. This article describes the program and identifies factors that contributed to its effectiveness as a neighborhood/university collaborative.