Singapore GeoSpatial Challenge

 


Singapore GeoSpatial Challenge SGC 2015

Unlocking your Sixth Sense . Enabling a Smart Nation

 

SGC2015 aims to encourage the use of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) in schools by introducing sensors technology to the students and giving them an opportunity to innovate solutions to move Singapore towards becoming a Smart Nation.

Challenge Concept

This year’s challenge will focus on crowdsourcing environmental data using state-of-the-art sensor technology.

 

Teams will be given sensors to collect data in Parks and use GIST to analyse and visualise the collected data to illustrate your ideas and findings. Team size: 2-4 members in each team.

 

After receiving SGC sensors in May, teams will partake in GeoSense (Data Collection Fieldwork), GeoStartathon (E-lectures & Workshop), create GeoWorks online, and attend GeoAwards in July.

 

SGC is open to Secondary, Junior College, ITE, Polytechnics and University students in Singapore.

Challenge Categories:

         Category 1: Secondary

         Category 2: JC, Polytechnic & ITE

         Category 3: University

 

Form your team now to be a SGChallenger! Register online here; OR email to Jonathan_Goh@sla.gov.sg before the 4th May indicating your school's name

 

Take-homes for students

a. Learn what it takes to become a citizen of a Smart Nation

b. Work with state-of-the-art micro-sensor tehnology

c. Hand-ons learning for data and mapping tools

d. Empower student to engage and shape their environment

e. Gain knowledge and skills to work with GIST and maps

f.  Network and learn from industry players and professionals

g. National level challenge with cash prizes up for grabs

 

Background of SGC

SGC is organised by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) to encourage the adoption of GIST. SGC promotes participatory GIS and experiential learning.

(Visit SGC 2014 Website and Video, and SGC 2013 Videos)

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