With a view to provide a platform to the institutes and students to showcase their skills and capabilities in the GIS technology, a Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider, Esri India, has announced the second edition of ‘mApp Your Way 2016’, an App Development Challenge.
All the students (UG/PG/Research scholars) associated with the institutions that are users of Geospatial / ArcGIS technology can participate in this event.
Agendra Kumar, President, Esri India said, “GIS technology now plays an important role in all walks of life. Through this initiative, Esri India will familiarize students with GIS technology and help them understand its benefits better”.
Surya Durbha, Associate Professor, Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, IIT Bombay said, “It is good to see the growing interest in the academia about the impact of GIS technology on a variety of challenging real world applications. The mApp Your Way challenge provides a great opportunity for the youth of India to create solutions that would help in dealing with some key societal issues."
Participating teams will be given four months to develop the app on Esri’s ArcGIS platform on themes spanning across education, health, retail, transport, energy and environment and government projects. These apps will then be judged on the uniqueness of the problem statement, innovation, citizen impact, usefulness and ability to be scaled for larger use, a press release by NewsVoir provided to Bureaucracy Today stated.