Esri Announces Finalists of Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014

Redlands, California—Esri, the world leader in mapping technology, today announced the top 13 finalists of Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014. The challenge called for developers to create desktop, web, or mobile apps that enable communities to see, understand, and prepare for a more resilient and sustainable future. App submissions were built with Esri’s flagship ArcGIS platform, for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge, and judged on their use of geographic information system (GIS) technology; data; and Esri apps, maps, services, and APIs. The winner of the challenge will be announced on Monday, July 14, at the Esri User Conference in San Diego.

“We created the Climate Resilience App Challenge to inspire all developers to think creatively and build resourceful apps that drive critical environmental decision making, affect climate change, and create a more sustainable future,” said Jack Dangermond, president, Esri. “We received high-caliber submissions and are thrilled to announce our top 13 finalists, each of which demonstrates technology that empowers communities to address climate change as we proactively work with President Obama to use geographic solutions to create a more resilient generation.”

With its mapping and spatial capabilities, Esri software enables users to perform deeper analysis and understanding of spatial and scientific information. Additionally, users can leverage the power of the ArcGIS platform to gain new and improved data insights in order to make quick and strategic decisions, helping users solve environmental issues related to climate change.

The company will provide three winners with over $15,000 in cash prizes or software equipment. The finalists include

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