Great opportunity for students to attend AAG 2014 in Tampa, Florida – and a competition with a very relevant and timely focus:
Full-time college students at all levels are encouraged to submit their mashup mapping solutions. Participants can use any commercial or open-source toolkit to develop usable solutions that can be accessed via web browsers and link at least two different online data resources. Each submission should create a three minutes short video to demonstrate the key functions of mashup maps. CISG will convert the video to Youtube for public voting. Recommended application areas include, but not limited to: crime, public health issues, transportation, climate, urban planning, and disaster of all kinds. In this age of Big Data, we particularly encourage submissions that emphasize geospatial semantics, make use of distributed and Linked Data, and employ shared vocabularies and ontologies to facilitate an intelligent GeoWeb.
The deadline for submissions is February 11, 2014. Check the competition website for the rules and other details.