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MSU Mapathon for Mongolia (New York)
We’re working with the Ger Community Mapping Center from Mongolia to map areas in need in Ulanbaatar. This work will assist local groups in Mongolia and enable communities to work for better resources and to address environmental and social concerns. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn about collaborative mapping with OpenStreetMap and help out!
Monday November 14, 2016
5:00 – 7:00pm
At the same time, climate change will impact species distribution, abundance, and ecological interactions across the globe.
Map the future geography of conservation, restoration, and sustainability. Each dimension of our world’s environment face unique challenges regarding their conservation, preservation and sustainability;
Show us where we are and what the future looks like geospatially (on a map), under conditions you determine. Tell us the story you envision for your dimension.
Conservation and Indigenous Peoples
Ideas to consider:
Can your data discovery and visualization tell a story?
Will your visualization educate in more than 2 dimensions?
Are trends in current conservation addressed?
Is your hack interactive or possess the ability to be updated live?
Grand Prize: $3000 + Round trip Air and hotel 3 day/2nights to DC to meet NGA Executives and Sr Tech leaders + & Present their solution at the Geography 2050 Summit Nov 17&18th Live!
1st Runner Up: $1000
Best use of Mapbox: $500
Saturday November 12th
9:00 AM Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM Hacking Begins
11:00 AM Technology Breakout Session
12:00 PM Lunch
6:00 PM Dinner Served
7:00 PM Pitch Workshop
11:30 PM Venue closes and Reopens at 9AM
12:00 AM – 8:00 AM Hack through the night! (at location of your choice)
Sunday November 13th
9:00 AM Venue Reopens
9:00 AM Breakfast
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!
3:00 PM Live Demos Begin!
4:30 PM Winners Announced
Upon completion, will have a casual social to cap the event and allow people to socialize about their ideas.
Sunday Afternoon Presentations
Each participant and/or participant team will present their product or solution to the group on Sunday afternoon.
Presentations will be 2 minutes long with 1 min of questions from judges. Representatives from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, OGSystems, IBM, American Geographical Society, Here, Netvibes and Industry experts will be the primary audience for the presentations.
No formal presentation is required. Demos of your product or solution will follow this general outline: introduce yourself/teammate, introduce your concept, identify what tools you used, explain (loosely) how you derived your solution and what problem you are solving.
Presentations require direct connect from your laptop to the projection system. USB sticks are permitted for presentation purposes.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will have subject matter experts on hand for the entirety of the event to answer content related questions and to give context to the datasets as needed.
Sponsors will be marketing this event heavily. Don’t be surprised if a news crew shows up along the way.
Rules & Information
A max of 5 people per team will be enforced.
Remote hacking will be permitted after participants have physically checked into the venue on Nov 12th.
All code must be fresh.
Participants must provide their own laptops, and mobile/tablet devices for use during the event.
Seats are limited to 100 workstations.
Participants can be on one team.
Come on your own or create a team. We also want to encourage collaboration among attendees so if you find a team or person with a valuable asset to support your idea/concept, feel free to team up when you arrive.
External hard drives are permitted for the hacking event itself. If you want a Power strip bring it!
As much as we appreciate people’s interest, no one will be allowed inside the event other than participants, sponsor representatives, subject matter experts and invited media. No spectators please!
Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
Impact: How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
Creativity: How original is this solution?
Design: How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
Execution: How well executed is this solution from start to finish?
Tools, Data, and IP Rights
Participants are allowed to use the open source tools provided by NGA’s GitHub site (github.com/ngageoint) in addition to other commercially known open source tools. If you do not yet have a GitHub account you can sign up upon registration. Participants are also encouraged to use their own proprietary solutions to develop creative and efficient products. If you are representing a company, your company’s proprietary software assets are also allowed to be used with the appropriate permission within your organization. Please reference the Terms and Conditions data to confirm that all IP rights remain with the participant and/or the organization they are representing.