Dev Tip – Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge 2014

This interesting update comes from Esri… Do you have any interest in winning 10 THOUSAND bucks? Of course you do! You also have an interest in how your developer skills can tackle the issue of Climate Change with GIS, right? Well, you should definitely enter the Esri Climate App Challenge we’re running. Check out challenge!

The Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge 2014 is calling all developers to create an app using the Esri ArcGIS Platform to help communities see, understand, and prepare for climate risks. Esri will provide winners with $10,000 in cash prizes or a software equivalent.

The deadline is August 27!

About the Hackathon…

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) launched the Making Cities Resilient Campaign to improve land use and urban planning for 1,800 participating cities worldwide. City planners everywhere are designing programs for the sustainable use of energy and natural resources. Many are making plans that fortify their cities against the onslaught of natural disaster.

Esri is collaborating with UNISDR on the initiative and giving these cities access to its desktop and developer technology. Esri calls on the developer community to lend a hand by including the ArcGIS Platform in the development of new apps for urban resilience.

Your challenge is to put these designs and plans into action by building an app with the ArcGIS Platform.

Esri will present one $10,000 award for the best Professional/Scientific app and one $10,000 award for the best Consumer/Public- facing app.

Design an app around one or more areas on the United Nations 10 Essentials for Making Cities Resilient list. Explore all angles to reducing urban risks. Build an app that is useful to specific community members or everyday citizens. Or design an app for researchers, scientists and other professionals, who will use it to influence policy or make planning decisions.

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Author: Editor

Glenn is a geographer and a GIS professional with over 20 years experience in the industry. He's the co-founder of GISuser and several other technology web publications.

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