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Monday, October 08, 2012

Visualize Cyberinfrastrure and other GIS Contest News

I just learned of:

A Dynamic Web Map Design Competition sponsored by AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group. Hosted by San Diego State University and the AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group (CISG).

It's open to students with two $200 prizes and travel funding ($100) to top five to give talks at AAG.

What tech to use?

Students can use Google Map [sic] APIs, Yahoo Map [sic] APIs, Bing Map [sic] APIs, Opensource [sic] software, OpenStreet maps [sic], ArcGIS online [sic], etc. to develop mashup maps. The map should be accessed via web browsers and be connected at least two different online data resources (for "mashup"). Recommended application areas include, but not limited to: crime, public health issues, transportation, climate, urban planning, and disaster of all kinds.

- details via @AAG

Population Connection is hosting a video contest around the newly minted 7 billion people on earth. 

Create a short video public service announcement (PSA) that illustrates the connection between world population at 7 billion and one of the following: Food Security, Global Status of Women/Girls, or Wildlife Habitat. All high school students are eligible to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded for videos in each of the three topic areas.

The deadline for submitting your video is Thursday, February 21, 2013.

Each of the three topic areas has four prizes:

• One (1) First Place: $1,000
• One (1) Second Place: $500
• Two (2) Honorable Mentions: $250

- contest page via @josephkerski

The Hubway Data Visualization Challenge is a contest to see who can best use data from the Boston-area bike sharing program. (There's a rack within 1/2 mile of my house!) You can download the data or use the API for your graphic.


Up to three members of the winning team (or teams!) will ride off in style with:

  • A one-year Hubway membership
  • Hubway T-shirt
  • Bern helmet
  • A limited edition Hubway System Map—one of only 61 installed in the original Hubway stations.

And, the graphic will be on a few websites and a calendar.

Submissions are due October 31, 2012 and the winner will be announced on November 7, 2012.

Hubway Data Visualization Challenge via GIS Lounge

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/08 at 05:20 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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