EOSDIS GIBS-based Project Wins People’s Choice Award in NASA's 2015 International Space Apps Challenge
Josh Blumenfeld, EOSDIS Science Writer
The votes are in, and a NASA Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS)-based application has won the People’s Choice Award in NASA's 2015 International Space Apps Challenge. The winning application, “NatEv Explorer,” received 68,903 votes from around the world and also was nominated for Best Use of Data.
EOSDIS GIBS challenged teams to create an app to help crowdsource the search for interesting Earth events from images captured by NASA’s fleet of Earth observing satellites. “NatEv Explorer” was created by a seven-member team from the Innovation Centre Kosovo (ICK), and provides an interactive Web-based globe with NASA images of interesting or significant events shown at the location where they are occurring (Figure 1). Users of the application can view data about an event, look for other events, and submit events they discover.
NASA's International Space Apps Challenge is a 48-hour hackathon in which teams from around the world work collaboratively to develop open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. This year’s Space Apps Challenge featured more than 12,500 participants in 135 locations developing 928 projects to address challenges in four themes: Outer Space, Earth, Humans, and Robotics. A complete list of this year’s winners is available at https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/award/.
Published May 21, 2015
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019 at 9:08 AM EDT