A little plug for my United Kingdom friends who want to strut their GIS stuff…and win an X-Box. If you’re in the UK, you can participate in the ESRI / Bing Maps Mashup Challenge. The rest of us will just have to twiddle our thumbs until we get a cool contest…
The collaboration and sharing of data presents endless opportunities for building GIS applications.
ESRI (UK) and Bing Maps are challenging the UK’s Web developers to build a GIS-based mashup that demonstrates how GIS can be used to improve business processes, unlock information and/or connect people with geographical data. The winner will be announced during this year’s AGI Community Conference and a prize of an Xbox will be awarded based on the creativity, applicability and originality of the application.
Enter the Mashup Challenge and discover how easy it is to integrate multiple services into an application, bring together basemaps, operational data, and analytical services to create both simple and complex applications that provide information and solve common tasks.
Share your work, knowledge and creativity with the wider developer community for your chance to win an X-Box.
About the Challenge
Applicants must submit a demo of a web application they have independently developed that combines data from more than one source into a single web application.
Web applications must be developed using any of the ArcGIS Server 9.3 or 9.3.1 online software development kits and must include Bing Maps data.
So, go mashup some cool GIS data. Let’s see what you Brits got….what do they call UK people (since it’s not just Brits)? UKes? Whatever, go mash some stuff.