Thu. Nov 14th, 2019

Map your world! HERE Mapathon Challenge (Prize $10.000)

Call Deadline: November 3, 2019 
Value of Amounts: $10.000

Program Overview 

Data plays a crucial role in today’s society, and over 80% of it has a location connection. While there is a huge amount of public data available, data rendering and display is still a challenge. Large data sets typically require time and expertise to process and interpret, making it nearly impossible for the majority of people to make sense of it.
HERE has developed a service to help overcome this challenge. With HERE XYZ you can easily
visualize your geospatial data on a map and make sense of it by using images, color codes, and shapes. Simply upload your own or a public geospatial dataset and start designing your map!
Your challenge is to describe briefly what information you would like to visualize on your future map that could be beneficial for you, your community, the environment or our society at large. Once you are selected, you’ll be guided by mentors to generate map(s) using XYZ Studio. The winning projects will receive up to $10,000 US in cash prizes!
  • 1st Places: Convince the jury that your project is the best and win incredible $10,000 US!
  • 2nd Places: Present the second-best project and win $5,000 US!
  • 3rd Places: Get third and win $2,500 US!
  • 4th Places: All 10 finalist projects not ranked 1-3 win $200 US!


Stage 1 – Registration & ideation

From September 5th, 2019 to November 3rd, 2019

1. Create or join a team of up to 4 members, or work on your own.

2. Each team member must register and create a free account with HERE XYZ.
3. Present your idea and describe your map’s concept in a 5-slide presentation using the provided presentation template. You can also submit any other documents that illustrate your potential map if you wish to do so. For extra points, you can also create an initial version of your map.

Throughout the first stage, we’ll hold two webinars to answer your questions and guide you during the ideation stage.

Each team must upload their presentations to their participation space before 23.59 (GMT) on November 3rd, 2019! Submissions must be made in English.

The voting stage will take place between November 4th, 2019 and November 9th, 2019. Up
to 50 teams will be selected to go through to the second round. An expert jury will rank your
projects based on the assessment criteria. The selected teams will be notified on November 10th, 2019.

Stage 2 – Development

From November 10th, 2019 to December 1st, 2019

During the development stage, your team will create an advanced map on your chosen topic and continue to develop and refine your idea.

Your team will be assigned to a mentor who will support your team and provide guidance. You will receive online coaching from HERE experts via the platform – use your coach’s recommendations to improve your project (technical development, feasibility, etc.). You will be invited to add dataset(s) of your choice and use the wide range of features (colors, shapes, arrows, etc.) that the tool offers.

The deliverables for this stage include a three-minute video explaining and demonstrating
your map and its functionalities, as well as a presentation up to 20 pages of the created map and its potential impact. All submissions must be in English and uploaded to the platform by 23:59 (GMT) on December 1st, 2019.

The voting stage will take place between December 2nd, 2019 and December 5th, 2019. Up
to ten teams will be selected to participate in the final. The finalists will be notified on December 6th, 2019.

Stage 3 – The online final

December 12th, 2019

Between December 6th and December 12th, you’ll have one week to finalize your map and
prepare a three-minute presentation, including a short map demonstration. The ten teams
of finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their solutions to the jury. Teams can participate
from anywhere in the world, as the final will be held online.

The final will be live-streamed, meaning that it can be followed by all participants and also by the general public, who will have the opportunity to vote on the projects to decide which team will receive the audience prize.


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