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News - 14 / April / 2014

Geographic Hackathon reveals the best projects awards

Top 3 projects of the developing marathon will be awarded with cash prizes, GPS navigators and online courses. Free registration is open for students and developers

MundoGEO is pleased to announce a whole new event in 2014, focused on developing solutions to society using geospatial information. MundoGEOXperience – Geographic Ideas Marathon – will be held from May 7 thru 9, parallel to the 4th edition of MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014 – Conference and Trade Fair of Geomatics and Geospatial Solutions. This event will feature integration, competition and the development of innovative solutions in order to meet the demands of the society, by using location attributes and geographic analysis.

MundoGEOXperience is an event for prominent young people and entrepreneurs, students, developers and researchers in the fields of Engineering, Geography, Graphics Computing, Information Technology, Public Administration, Urban Planning, etc.. One of its activities is Geo Hackaton, a developing marathon of ideas with challenges proposed by the public sector. The development teams will be able to use data, softwares and infrastructure in order to develop the solutions on-site. The winners will be awarded and will have their work widely disseminated.

Geo HackathonGeo Hackathon will offer access to official data of Sao Paulo, aiming to create tools for better understanding and management of urban situations. By participating in Geo Hackathon, which is organized by MundoGEO and co-directed by Emplasa, the developer teams will be part of a great discussion on the issues of a large urban area and their possible solutions. As a multidisciplinary event, Geo Hackathon will be a unique opportunity to pull together data and information from different areas that deal with urban issues.

Participants will be able to use data and softwares provided by the government and companies, and will have the support of Universities and all the necessary infrastructure. Two institutions have already confirmed data distribution: Emplasa and IBGE. All the information will be available in databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL ) and also in shapefile.

Geo hackathon will be a free entry three-days developing marathon. Onn May 7 afternoon data will be presented, and the projects need to be concluded until May 9, at 10am. The evaluation, dissemination of the results and the awards ceremony will be held on the third day. Top three best projects will be able to participate in exclusive meetings. Check out all the prizes that will be awarded:

1st Place: R$ 2.000,00 + Technical visit in Oracle/Service + R$ 900,00 Bonus for MundoGEO Online Courses + 1 Garmin GPS Navigators + 2 MundoGEO Magazibe Annual Subscriptions

2nd Place: R$ 1.000,00 + Technical visit in Geofusion + R$ 600,00 Bonus for MundoGEO Online Courses + 1 Garmin GPS Navigator + 1 MundoGEO Magazibe Annual Subscription

3rd Place: R$ 500,00 + R$ 300,00 Bonus for MundoGEO Online Courses + 1 Garmin GPS Navigator + 1 MundoGEO Magazibe Annual Subscription

How to participate?

Participation in Geo Hackathon is free and open to students and developers of Computer Science, Cartography and Surveying, Geography, Design, Architecture/Urban Planning, Engineering and related areas. There is no need to be a computer expert to participate because multidisciplinary teams will be formed.

MundoGEOXperience is organized by MundoGEO and co-directed by Emplasa. It is sponsored by Garmin, Santiago & Cintra Geo – Tecnologias, Santiago & Cintra Consultoria, Service IT Solutions, Oracle and Geofusion. All the activities be free. For further information and registration visit and learn all about this new event!