[OSGeo Africa] Fwd: [SDI-Africa] OGC Student Spatial App Challenge sponsored by Google

Gavin Fleming gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 07:28:40 PDT 2013

this is something to go for:

OGC Student Spatial App Challenge sponsored by Google
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is challenging students who have 
software development skills to create new applications that use OGC 
standards in innovative, interesting and fun ways. For example, the 
software application can do some or all of the following:
- Mash up data from a variety of existing geospatial Web services that 
provide location data
- Provide access to new sources of location data (including, for 
example, sensors, computer models, webcams, 3D urban models, mobile 
devices, or spatial databases) to support innovative applications.
- Provide access to original new Web services that provide processing 
capabilities for innovative applications that use new or existing 
location data.
The three applicants to the OGC Student Spatial App Challenge that best 
satisfy the competition criteria will receive an an award and the 
opportunity to have their apps featured on the OGC website and in other 
media channels. In addition, the first place winner will:
- Be sponsored by OGC to receive an award in front of the OGC membership 
at a quarterly OGC Technical Committee meeting.
- Have a dedicated award page on the OGC website featuring the winning 
- Be cited in an OGC press release acknowledging the award.
- Receive a Nexus Tablet donated by Google.
- Receive, for the student's academic institution, a two-year OGC 
membership or two-year free renewal if the institution is an existing 
The estimated total value of the prize to be awarded is $1,500 plus 
round trip travel to the winner's selected OGC TC meeting. The OGC Map 
App challenge is open to any university student at the undergraduate or 
graduate level who is enrolled part or full time as of July 15, 2013. 
Submissions to the challenge are by individual only. Submitters must be 
18 years or older at the time of submission.
Applications must be submitted by midnight EST, _July 15th, 2013_.
For registration details, see: http://appchallenge.opengeospatial.org/.

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