ITC students in final NASA Space App Challenge

For the second year in a row a team of ITC students participates in the NASA SpaceApps Challenge. The team has won the local hearts at the NASA SpaceApps Challenge, the Netherlands and will be contesting with other ideas from around the world. You can support them by casting your vote.

You can vote for SlideSolutions here Voting is open for two weeks (May 08 - 22, 2017) and voting is allowed once per day.

NASA Space App Challenge

The US space agency NASA holds regular activities for innovative and open-source (spatial) solutions. The 48-hour event Space App Challenge is one of them, in which engineers, coders, makers, artists and storytellers are invited to connect over mission-related challenges. Participants should form a multidisciplinary team, in which they develop either an app or platform to crowd-source information for comparing changes in environmental factors, create tools for public entry and grading of symptoms or create a platform for comparison of symptom map with NASA provided data, with visualization options for web and/or smart phone.


The students developed an interactive and easy to use mobile app that enables both citizens and disaster management teams to make informed decision before a suspected landslide event. Landslides are one of the common hazard in hilly terrains causing massive damage to life and property. They came up with an app “Slides NearME” that transforms landslide data into understandable information for everyone . The application combines observations send by the users, with NASA landslide data, to generate regularly updated landslide risk maps for an area. Thus, individuals and disaster managers will be better prepared to reduce landslide risk, and build a resilient community.

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