Launched in the frame of the FOSS4G 2019 event, the FOSS4G EO Data Challenge is a competition inviting startups, developers, students and researchers to imagine and build useful, valuable or interesting open source applications using large volumes of Earth observation data as well as state-of-the art technologies.
This competition, lasting approximately 6 months, will have several phases:
- First, a call for challenges and solutions will open for two weeks
- Once this call closes, a group of open source and Earth observation data experts will select the most promising solutions to enter a development phase under the supervision of mentors to confirm their quality and feasibility
- Then will start an implementation phase during which each team will get a cloud based working environment with access to multi-petabyte of data and high computing resources to set up its solution on a concrete basis
- At last, the development results will be presented and the winners will be announced during the FOSS4G 2019 conference
More information about the challenge is available in the corresponding section of the FOSS4G2019 web site.
As an infrastructure partner of FOSS4G EO Data Challenge, the RUS service will contribute to its success by providing free Virtual Machines pre-equipped with open source software.