Gas station mapping project seeking volunteers… please help!

November 9, 2012

Dr. Wansoo Im is the principal at Vertices, LLC, a company which does GIS (geographic information systems) consulting and interactive mapping, as well as a Bloustein School PhD graduate and an adjunct faculty member at the school. He was instrumental in the founding of IMSOCIO, a group created to encourage the academic progress of Hispanic high school students in the Franklin Township area by providing support and resources needed to progress to higher education.

Last week IMSOCIO was featured in The Huffington Post. The students created an interactive community map that pinpointed the location of gas stations in the northern New Jersey and New York areas that alerted residents to their status. The map project is still going strong but they need some help! Dr. Im is looking for volunteers who can help out in their office or from their own homes.

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Need Volunteers (You can do it from your home or office)

It seems like there are still a lot of problems in NYC area. Our gas station map, created by volunteers, is being used by the USDOE, FEMA, Gasbuddy, Google Crisis Map and Presidential Innovation Fellows from the White House, as well as the  NYPD and NYC Mayor’s Office.  We are really short on volunteers!

We are currently looking for volunteers who can help us in our office or from their own homes.  They can either post any information about the gas station status—whether they are open or closed, and waiting time—on Facebook where on-site volunteers on site will update the Gas Station Map, or help with updating from our office.

Dr. Wansoo Im
Vertices, LLC
317 George Street, Suite 411
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
(732) 418-9135
email:  wim@vertices.com

 

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