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May 17, 2018

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The overall winner of the GEOSS Hack 2018 Christian Langer & Joakim Adrup in Frascati, Italy

Christian Langer (GEO BON) and Joakim Adrup (ESA) with their team “Madagascar Fire” won the GEOSS Hack 2018 which took place during the 3rd GEO Data Providers Workshop in Frascati, Italy.

Participants had 30 hours to create an open-source data discovery or access application based on a challenge centred around real data needs and globally relevant environmental themes focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“The goal was to provide a web application that allows park rangers in Madagascar to easily report information about a recent fire. The web app provides a very simple and mobile friendly interface, allowing the park ranger to carry out their work in the field. Input parameters are provided as sliders with pictograms for easy understanding and inputting that also allows non-english speakers to use the interface. The app is coded in javascript and node js. Some server code is also in python.” 

In addition to exposure and promotion to some of the biggest organisations and companies in the industry, the winner will be invited to refine their code collaboratively with Development Seed, and will receive a ticket to FOSS4G 2018 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Read the whole Interview in the GEO Blog.

Overall winner: Madagascar Fire (Joakim Adrup joakim.adrup@esa.int, Christian Langer christian.langer@idiv.de)

Challenge: Protecting the forest

App Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvJHzTWQMtM

Githubhttps://github.com/adrupen/madagascar_fire/

1st prize for GEO BON @ GEOSS Hack 2018