Every year, thousands of Geogeeks worldwide celebrate International GIS Day. Guys at GIS Cloud are also joining the celebration by launching another GIS Day Contest with the goal to promote initiatives and project ideas that influence advancement and sustainability in local communities around the world.
The main goal of the contest is to promote initiative in creating meaningful mapping projects that contribute to communities around the world. Also to motivate non-profit organizations, citizens, college students, academic staff, and start-ups to engage in the development of their local communities using modern GIS technologies. GIS Cloud team will select the best project ideas and help winners in the project’s realization.
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
The top 4 project ideas will be awarded with:
- support in conducting the project idea (GIS Cloud Premium licenses for free, including storage and full user support)
- project promotion
- GIS Cloud acknowledgment and certification of participation
WHO CAN APPLY?
Citizens, non-profit organizations and companies all around the world. If you are a college/university student or attending elementary/high school, part of the academic staff, an activist, start-up company, an organization or a person who wants to make a valuable contribution to a local community, you can apply for the GIS Day Contest. One of the main criteria for selecting the best project ideas is that it has social relevance.
EXAMPLE OF PROJECT IDEAS
A great example is an NGO that tries to tackle the spread of disease caused by extreme air, water, and soil pollution in Bangladesh. They plan to establish a disease surveillance system and conduct a spatial analysis to determine high-risk areas. Winning the GIS Contest award in 2017 allowed them to finish a pilot project that included mapping of communities and settlements in Southern Bangladesh.
Apply at the GIS Cloud website.