Advisory panel looks for 'moonshot' in Commerce data
April 24, 2015
The inaugural meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council discussed how the Commerce Department can take their troves of data to the next level for the American public.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The winners are:
Planet Hopper (Oxford, United Kingdom): Visualizes Kepler data to allow children and teachers to explore all the exoplanets that we know about.
Vicar2png (Virtual Participation): Allows anyone to view, enjoy, and remix NASA’s mission image data easily by converting VICAR files to the popular PNG image format.
Growing Fruits: Pineapple Project (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Francisco, US; Santiago, Chile; and Virtual Participation): Provides the optimal crop for your community by filtering a tropical crop database by location’s rainfall, latitude, elevation and pH.
Strange Desk (Oxford, United Kingdom): Allows users to socially share and analyze the occurrence of strange events with others.
Growers Nation (Exeter UK, San Francisco USA, New York City USA, Santiago Chile, Nairobi Kenya and Santo Domingo Dominican Republic): Explores the potential of unused land for the growing of fruit, vegetable and other crops through the use of location, climate and growing data.
Bit Harvester (Nairobi, Kenya): An SMS-based remote data acquisition and control system for remote renewable energy installations.