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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

VIsualize Aid Dollars and other GIS Contest News

The Guardian Datastore and Google have teamed up to see who can help visualise the data which can show how governments are shaping the Internet in relation to international development.

We will help start you off by suggesting the data, all you have to do is develop the most imaginative way to help our readers to explore it.

I think they are looking for some story telling. 

The competition is open to citizens of the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden. The winner will take home $2,000 and the result will be published on the Guardian Datastore on our Show and Tell site.

Submissions due Nov 26.

- Guardian

FEMA is hosting a Resilience Challenge that will fund ideas up to $35,000. What are they looking for? "creative activities that enhance disaster resilience."

- details via @gletham

Census is also looking for some creativity:

  • Create the best statistical model predicting census mail return rates at block group level geographies based on their demographic characteristics.
  • Use information from the new Census Planning Database, a file of selected variables from the 2010 Census and 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates.

Prizes:

Win prize money by creating the best statistical model to predict Census mail return rates at block group level geographies. 

1st prize: $14,000 / Visualization 1st place: $1,000
2nd prize: $7,500
3rd prize: $2,500

Submissions due Nov 1.

- details via @gletham

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/02 at 02:40 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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