We are happy to announce winners of our GIS Day Contest! Out of 54 contest applications from more than 20 countries all around the world, we have chosen to award 3 best project ideas. Additional 3 project ideas will be awarded with GIS Cloud licenses through our partners Spatial Vision (Australia & New Zealand) and Smart Cloud (Croatia).
1st award goes to Lagos, Nigeria – Ojumu Tijesu, Adeyemo Ayodele Oba, Ogunbanwo Olumide and Eyo Okon Eyo are awarded with GIS Cloud licenses, promotion and full user support in setting up a project in Oshogbo, Osun state, Nigeria.
Their project idea “Geospatial modelling of malaria severity using climatic, environmental variables and Geographical Information System” was chosen for its great relevance for local community and proposing an achievable and worthy goal.
2nd award goes to Whangarei, New Zealand – Delaraine Armstrong, Betty Cherrington and Margaret Tipene are awarded with GIS Cloud licences and promotion for a project in Pipiwai, Northland.
With their project named “Te Orewai Wahi Tapu”, they aim to make a GIS map of 4 tribal burial grounds with a goal to permanently digitally record each grave marker, location and name for the future record and safe keeping of their ancestors places of burial. This project was chosen for its relevance for local community and cultural context, also proving us how GIS software may be used for a great variety of causes.
3rd award goes to Depok, Indonesia – Adityo Dwijananto, Elida Nurrohmah, Priyanka Pradjna, Ranie Dwi Anugrah are awarded with GIS Cloud licences and promotion for a project in Jakarta.
Their “Jakarta Flood Support for Better Preparedness” project aims to strengthen the community and people who live in Jakarta in facing the floods. Their project was also chosen for its relevance to the community, considering the geographical context of Jakarta which, being crossed by 13 rivers, is prone to severe flooding.
GIS Cloud’s Partners special award:
Brendan Wyman (Australia) with a project Charleville Yumba will be awarded with GIS Cloud licences in collaboration with GIS Cloud’s partner, Spatial Vision. Brendan and Floyd Robinson hope to preserve and identify the location of residential places of where traditional Bidjara people lived on their country with the help of GIS and in collaboration with their local government.
Azim Bhutta (Australia) with a project Aiding First Aid in Melbourne, will also be awarded with GIS Cloud licences in collaboration with GIS Cloud’s partner, Spatial Vision.
Azim Bhutta aims to to encourage people to gain First Aid training with the help of GIS.
Matija Milec (Croatia) with a project Act Green – Waste management in City of Varaždin will be awarded with GIS Cloud licences in collaboration with GIS Cloud’s partner, Smart Cloud.