Grand prize winners Aleksandra Kudriashova & Rustem Feyzkhanov from team Maps Actually.
In many cities, the OSM layer is incomplete and/or outdated. Maps Actually has taken it upon itself to address this issue and is using open source data to detect new buildings that are not labeled with OSM. We analyze a series of fresh satellite images and detect areas which look like buildings in a city. We then overlay these suspected areas with an OSM building layer and find buildings that are not labeled with OSM. As a result, this information becomes useful for city authorities and local businesses. In addition, companies like Google Maps and 2GIS can use this layer to keep their databases up-to-date.
These data mountains are seldom traversed. The data sits and lies dormant, waiting for someone to explore and study their findings, and to tell their stories to the world.
ExpeditionHacks is looking for the best data explorers and developer storytellers in the US to finally find stories lying in disparate databases all over.
|Develop the next generation of engaging stories in time and space (geospatially) using the heaping piles of data we’ll give you, that educates and demonstrates data exploration at its finest!||So you’re a master? Can you develop the same data exploration hacks, if the end user only has 128k download speed for the Low bandwidth Challenge and capture $1000? Let’s see it!|
Here are some ideas for the challenge:
MANAGER, STANFORD GEOSPATIAL CENTER
CEO, OG SYSTEMS
ANALYST LEAD, NGA OUTPOST
CEO, ORBITAL INSIGHT, INC.
PRESIDENT OF BAYGEO
|Grand Prize:||$4,000 and Round Trip Air & Hotel for 3 days/2 nights to DC to meet NGA Executives and Senior Tech Leaders|
|1st Runner Up:|
Low Bandwidth Challenge:
Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
TOOLS, DATA, AND IP RIGHTS
Participants are allowed to use the open source tools provided by NGA’s GitHub site in addition to other commercially known open source tools. 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.
All participants must agree to the terms and conditions.
Saturday, August 6th
9:00 AM – Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM – Hacking Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Technology Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – Dinner Served
8:00 PM – Pitch Workshop
11:30 AM – Midnight Snack
12:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Hack through the night!
Sunday, August 7th
9:00 AM – Breakfast
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!
3:00 PM – Live Demos Begin!
Upon completion, will have a casual social to cap the event and allow people to socialize about their ideas.
Sunday Afternoon Presentations
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.
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