Join the Geography Network Challenge
The Geography Network Challenge is sponsored by Esri and the National Geographic Society. It is a contest to increase the awareness of Internet mapping services that enable publishing and sharing geographic informationlocally, nationally, and globally.
Eligible Internet mapping services for the Challenge include live map services for presenting geographic data as well as spatial solutions that offer more advanced tools for applications such as lifestyle mapping, environmental mapping, or economic development.
A map service is a map that is published over the Internet. It may contain a single data layer (e.g., imagery, elevation, land use) or a collection of complementary data layers. Examples of complementary data layers would be basic basemap layers of administrative boundaries, water features, and city points along with thematic layers such as vegetation and flood zones. You can design the map service to show precise map content that you want others to see; publish it as an image, feature, or data download service; and then enter it in the Challenge.
A spatial solution is an online application built using Geography Network content or other Internet mapping tools. The Geography Network provides an excellent platform for providing complete solutions for a variety of applications. Citizens, Businesses, and consumers can use standard Web browsers to find the answers to questions about their locality, country, or the world. For example, kids can explore a K-12 site that provides information on vegetation and wildlife in national parks, or a new Business could find out about vacant properties in a particular area. By publishing/placing your spatial solution through the Geography Network, the GIS user and citizen alike can discover solutions that are available on the Internet. Using ArcIMS, you can develop and use a spatial solution for your area of interest and enter it in the Challenge.
Entries in the Geography Network Challenge will be eligible to compete in the following categories:
G-GovernmentA showcase for offering services to citizens (G is for geography.)
Awards will be presented to the selected organizations during the Twenty-first Annual Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California, July 9-13, 2001.
The Challenge Prizes
One grand prize of $5,000 in Esri credit
Credits May Be Used For
2001 Esri User Conference registration
Guidelines for Challenge Entries
If you are interested in joining the Challenge, we invite you to complete the Challenge Interest Form found at www.geographynetwork.com/challenge/interest.cfm so we may keep you informed of developments and assist you with your entry. We look forward to seeing your entry in the Challenge!