The application of Geographic Information System (GIS) to municipal government holds exciting possibilities. The GeoJozi challenge is calling on developers 30 years and younger to find digital solutions to addresses. Yes, you read right – street addresses and locations. The organisers summarise the challenge as follows:
The GeoJozi Challenge is a developer challenge that calls on young citizens of Johannesburg (30 years old or younger) to tackle our city’s toughest problems through the innovative use of Geographic Information System (GIS) data.
We are calling on young developers – 30 years old or younger – to find a digital solution to the many challenges that exist around street addresses and location in our city.
A street address informs us of location. It answers the question: “Where?” And that is where Geographic Information Systems (GIS) come in, because it is all about a specific position or coordinates on earth.
If you are a Johannesburg-based developer, sign up for the GeoJozi Challenge and work with the City of Johannesburg to improve the lives of our citizens. You stand the chance of winning R150 000 for your winning idea. Second and third places will earn you R100 000 and R50 000 respectively.
To find out more, go to the GeoJozi website.