Redlands, California, May 22, 2015 —The Esri Data Viz App Challenge asked geodevelopers to build interactive, meaningful mapping applications that showcase the data visualization power of ArcGIS. Participants used smart mapping, a new ArcGIS capability, and other tools for developers. The judges selected the following winners:
First-Place Winner, VizItPL!
VizItPL! answers important questions about Poland's 2010 presidential election. How did people vote in each county? How does it compare with 2005? What factors (population density, unemployment rate, income, and religion) affect voter behavior?
Second-Place Winner, Global Terrorism Analysis Map
The Global Terrorism Analysis Map enables people to view information about terrorist attacks around the world. A dynamic heat map shows events by year or type as well as regional changes from 1978 to 2013. For each incident, users can see nearby facilities, weapons, and people affected.
Third-Place Winner, Explore your neighborhood through the US Census
The Explore your neighborhood through the US Census app invites people to do just that. Users can enter an address in the search box or click any area to discover population and size for each US county. They can also find data about people including demographics, gender, and age.
Make It Rain!: See how precipitation flows throughout the US state of Iowa
My TARDIS 511: Search authoritative traffic data from all 50 US states
Global Forest Watch Fires: Find historic and real-time fire data around the globe
RTC Interactive Map: Locate bus routes, stops, and places to buy tickets in southern Nevada
Air Quality Map: Monitor air quality throughout Ontario, Canada
Deadly U.S. Storms Visualization App: Visualize the density and distribution of storms across the United States
Baltimore City Vacancy X-ray: Explore the distribution of vacant and abandoned buildings
Valarm + D.C. = Real-Time + Geo-Enabled + Mobile Sensors In The Cloud: Follow updates of air and environmental data around Washington, DC
Flood Simulator: Model the potential extent of flooding for five countries in Africa
The ArcGIS platform is designed to help geodevelopers go beyond presenting data. It empowers anyone to make maps and apps that tell stories and bring about understanding.
For more information on smart mapping in ArcGIS, visitesri.com/smartmapping.
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