WHY JOIN GEOHACKATHON 2015?
#1: Real Challenge, Real Impact
We are partnering with National Heritage Board, Science Centre and Singapore Civil Defence Force to provide us with real issues that they face.
Your solution matters because they will inspire actual implementation that will affect lives.
#2: Immersive Experiences
In addition to the hackathon, we will be holding immersive workshops where you will be able to learn how to use One Map ( a integrated system) , learn CPR from first aiders and tour KidsSTOPTM led by guides from the Science Centre.
Sign up for the workshops on the 28th of Nov!
#3: BRIDGING THE GAP
Worried that you do not have programming or coding skills to be able to join the hackathon? Not to worry! We have technology introductory classes designed for newcomers, participants of all levels are welcomed.
Technical workshops are held on the 27th of Nov. Sign up now!
ABOUT THE HACKATHON
GeoHackathon 2015, organised by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA), taps on the collective brilliance of the brightest minds in the community to solve real-world problems using Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST).
Be it data visualisation, spatial data analytics or creating transport network algorithms to help you navigate efficiently from point ‘A’ to ‘Z’, GIST is all about making location information intelligent.
A perfect companion to GIST is the Internet of Things (IoT). This means that we can also map the flow of people, resources and stories through a space, allowing us to develop a deeper understanding of an area. This partnership opens up the possibility space to allow for data to flow between people and objects, and between objects, leading to real-time adjustments to user experiences. What difference might you make?
#1: Sharing Our Heritage
Part of historical research involves a lot of tedious ploughing through of records. How might we use technology to make the detective work of unlocking our past easier?
#2: CREATING MEANINGFUL SCIENCE EXPERIENCES
The Science Centre will be moving to the Jurong Lake District, an area of rich biodiversity. How might GIST help visitors become citizen scientists?
KidsSTOPTM is a self-guided playspace where children learn about science through play. How can GIST help visitors to get the most out of their visit?
#3: SAVING LIVES
A patient who has access to an AED early has a significantly better chance of a full recovery. Can we find a fun way of mapping publically-accessible AEDs?
#4: Open category
Having an exciting idea on the use of GIST but not quite fitting the other 3 challenge categories? Fret not, this is THE category to join!
How might we tap on the potential of GIST to solve interesting problem sets?
Heritage Challenge Winner
Science Challenge Winner
LIFESAVER Challenge Winner
27 NOV 2015, 7-10PM
Introduction to Technologies used during the GeoHackathon.
We will be covering geospatial science, gamification and a new wifi-enabled micro-controller chip will be introduced.
28 NOV 2015, 2-5PM
Challenge Immersion Workshops
Workshops conducted by our Challenge Partners in various locations. Please refer to our program list in the Schedule page for more information!
4-6 DEC 2015
Hacking hours are Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 9am to Sunday 5pm.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please use the profile sheets to profile yourself, and fill out the team sheets after you have formed your team!
Teams will be judged based on: customer desirability, technical feasbilty, originality, grit