Pinoy GIS Developers: Join the Esri 2014 Climate Resilience App Challenge

Pinoy GIS developers are invited to join Esri’s 2014 Climate Resilience App Challenge.

The contest invites GIS developers to create an app using the Esri ArcGIS Platform “to help communities see, understand, and prepare for climate risks.” The contest’s deadline is on June 2, 2014 with Esri providing up to “three winners with more than US$15,000.00 in cash prizes or a software equivalent.” The winning apps will be featured at the 2014 Esri International User Conference in July 14-18 in San Diego, California.

To enter the challenge, go to http://www.esri.com/software/landing_pages/climate-app#.

According to Esri, contestants’ apps must “help communities prepare for, react to, and recover from severe events caused by climate, or enable everyday changes to reduce our carbon footprint. They could address challenges in public safety, transportation, economic development, healthcare, and more. Apps will be judged on the creative and effective use of data, Esri apps, maps, and APIs.”

In launching the contest, Esri President Jack Dangermond said “we want to support President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative, encouraging tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help citizens, businesses, and communities make smart choices in the face of climate change. We can answer important questions and solve some of these significant problems using a resilience app. We encourage developers to explore the hurdles of climate resilience – from tools to manage drought, wildfires, and hurricanes, to safer communities, intelligent transportation, sustainable infrastructure, smart cities, and more energy-efficient buildings.”

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