IIT Bombay FOSSEE Geospatial Mapathon 2024 (Edition IV)
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IIT Bombay FOSSEE Geospatial Mapathon 2024 (Edition IV): Mapathon is a map-making competition for creating thematic maps, using open-source data and mapping software. It is a collaborative event where participants come together to develop new tools/methods that improve the accuracy and usefulness of maps for a community. The primary objective is to understand the potential of remote sensing data and make maps for Indian regions using free open-source mapping software (e.g.: QGIS). The participants will collectively work in a crowd-sourcing method for jointly producing thematic maps of India.

Main Organiser: The FOSSEE project, IIT Bombay, funded through the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Technical Partner: The Rural Data Research and Analysis Lab, IIT Bombay; Organizing Partner(s): (i). IIT Tirupati's Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) - The IIT Tirupati Navavishkar I-Hub Foundation (National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS), DST, Government of India); (ii). Survey of India; (iii). International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), Kerala;

Important dates:

  • Inaugural Ceremony: 29th April 2024
  • Registration opens: May 01, 2024
  • Registration closes: June 10, 2024
  • Hackathon start date: June 12, 2024
  • Judging and Results Declaration: 24th July 2024
  • Awards Ceremony and Celebration: 29 or 31 July 2024

Week 1: Kickoff and Orientation [June 12 to 18, 2024]

  • Working Day 1: Registration and Welcome Ceremony
  • Working Day 2: Opening Keynote and Theme Announcement
  • Working Day 3: Workshop 1 - Introduction to Open Hardware and IoT
  • Working Day 4: Workshop 2 - Geospatial Technology Fundamentals
  • Working Day 5: Team Formation and Ideation Session
  • Working Day 6-7: Self-Study and Project Brainstorming

Week 2: Deep Dive into IoT and GIS [June 19 to 25, 2024]

  • Working Day 8: Workshop 3 - IoT Sensors and Data Collection
  • Working Day 9: Workshop 4 - Advanced GIS Applications
  • Working Day 10: Hacking Session Begins
  • Working Day 11-14: Guided Hacking, Team Check-Ins, and Progress Reports

Week 3: Prototyping and Development [June 26 to July 02, 2024]

  • Working Day 15: Workshop 5 - Data Visualization with GIS
  • Working Day 16: Workshop 6 - Open Source Hardware Prototyping
  • Working Day 17-21: Dedicated Hacking and Prototype Development

Week 4: Final Touches and Presentations [July 03 to July 16, 2024]

  • Working Day 22: Workshop 7 - IoT Data Analysis
  • Working Day 23-25: Final Project Development and Testing
  • Working Day 26: Project Submissions
  • Working Day 27-28: Team Rehearsals and Presentation Prep

Week 5: Grand Finale and Awards

  • Working Day 29: Presentations by Hackathon Teams
  • July 24, 2024 (tentative): Judging and Results Declaration
  • Date to be announced: Awards Ceremony and Celebration

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