Data Set Satellite Imagery

Published on December 17th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Hacking with Weather Data

IBM and Devpost, a platform for hosting hackathons, have partnered to launch Sparkathon, a global online hackathon to build weather apps with data sets provided by the Weather Company and satellite imagery company Urthecast. These data sets, which normally cost money to access, include a wide range of weather, geospatial, and climate data, such as hourly weather forecasts 24 hours in advance for a specific location and granular satellite imagery data. Developers of the winning Sparkathon app will receive a $15,000 prize and there are an additional $15,000 in prizes for the runners-up. Developers have until January 20, 2016 to submit their app for consideration.

Get the data.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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