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A GIS (Geographical Information System) has given us a new way to model and observe the world. A GIS can map out the topography of a location, the density of certain social group or profession in different areas of a city, or even help to predict where hurricanes are going to occur based off of their previous locations. GISs are often constructed using data pertaining to the landscape, population, and climate of a given area. They can also simulate human interaction with specific areas and spaces. Learn more here:


Explain how you could use GIS to inform the design of a city by answering the following questions:

1) What element of the city would benefit most from GIS simulations? Why? (e.g. traffic simulations, downtown design, park locations, etc)

2) How could you set up a test in a real city in order to prove the efficiency of your model?

Note: All ideas should be original. Additionally, there are no jobs being offered in associated with this challenge

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
3 Winners
will receive $150 each
3 Honorable Mentions
will receive $50 each
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$50.00 C Stanford University
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$50.00 R University of California at Berkeley
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