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Hack-a-thon

08/02/2014 8:00 AM - 08/02/2014 8:00 PM

Hosted through Intel's Code for Good program, the Chesapeake Hackathon will be a multi-day event that focuses the programing efforts of students, professors, local businesses, and other interested individuals to create innovative applications that will help local governments and conservation organizations relate large climate datasets to local planning decisions. The Chesapeake Hackathon will focus on creating tools and solutions that will help the Cities of Hampton Roads and Norfolk, Virginia incorporate new federal and state climate datasets into local planning efforts. Using ESRI's ArcGIS software and ArcGIS Online web-mapping platform, Hackathon participants will be able to develop tools that relate geospatial data hosted through the Climate Data Initiative; including sea-level rise inundation maps, storm surge maps, social vulnerability data, evacuation routes, shoreline change, and climate and precipitation data; to planning and land use decisions in the Hampton Roads Planning District. An additional focus will be put on identifying ways to incorporate Intel's new Galileo developer board to monitor changing environmental conditions and provide planners and local organizations with a low-cost way to collect additional data that will be helpful in understanding, monitoring, and quantifying the effects of climate change throughout the Norfolk/Hampton Roads region. ( More )


Hack-a-thon

08/03/2014 8:00 AM - 08/03/2014 8:00 PM

Hosted through Intel's Code for Good program, the Chesapeake Hackathon will be a multi-day event that focuses the programing efforts of students, professors, local businesses, and other interested individuals to create innovative applications that will help local governments and conservation organizations relate large climate datasets to local planning decisions. The Chesapeake Hackathon will focus on creating tools and solutions that will help the Cities of Hampton Roads and Norfolk, Virginia incorporate new federal and state climate datasets into local planning efforts. Using ESRI's ArcGIS software and ArcGIS Online web-mapping platform, Hackathon participants will be able to develop tools that relate geospatial data hosted through the Climate Data Initiative; including sea-level rise inundation maps, storm surge maps, social vulnerability data, evacuation routes, shoreline change, and climate and precipitation data; to planning and land use decisions in the Hampton Roads Planning District. An additional focus will be put on identifying ways to incorporate Intel's new Galileo developer board to monitor changing environmental conditions and provide planners and local organizations with a low-cost way to collect additional data that will be helpful in understanding, monitoring, and quantifying the effects of climate change throughout the Norfolk/Hampton Roads region. ( More )