GPS-enabled Golden Tickets and other GIS Contest News

If you live in the UK you can participate in the Wonka-inspired contest that will deliver L10,000 to each of six people who find special Nestle bars. They are equipped with GPS and the promise is that the company will find you within 24 hours to turn over your prize. The name, as several commentators have noted is creepy: "We'll find you." It's not quite as fun as the contest in the Roald Dahl book.

- Pocket GPS World

The potential networking and publicity spinoffs from joining startup competitions are more important than the prize funding, as they go a longer way in helping the business.

This article provides advice on how to use startup and other contests to your company's advantage.

- ZDnet

A team from John C. Stennis Space Center has emerged as the top entry in Earthzine’s 2012 Summer Virtual Poster Session.

The five-person team, part of the NASA DEVELOP National Program, takes the top prize for a presentation titled “Where Have All the Cypress Gone? Mapping Restoration Sites in Louisiana.”

Runner-up honors go to an eight-person team from the NASA Langley Research Center for a presentation titled “The Peat Burns On: Making Sense of North Carolina Wildfires.”

The winners get books from Esri with versions of ArcGIS 9; the runner's up get the latest mapbook.

- Earthzine

Published Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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