There was a whole lot of hacking going on at the 2015 International Space Apps Challenge a three-day NASA event that invites participants from all over the globe to use technology and data to solve problems in new ways.
A dozen participated at the Innovation Centre Kosovo event in Prishtina, where they had been given access to data from NASA and other space agencies, and wereÂ tasked with finding innovative solutions to problems like how to create visualizations of asteroids that may be a threat to Earth, how to improve mapping of safe drinking water sources, and how to design a drone that could fly in alien environments.
Each team had the chance to tackle one of 35 challenges from NASA in the categories of humans, robotics, outer space and Earth or they could even take on a project of their own choosing. They worked furiously over the next 48 hours to develop a new mobile application, a piece of software or hardware, a data visualization tool, a platform, or some other product that helps solve the challenge they select.
NatEv, on close competition for Peoples Choice Awards
With 950 projects and 133 different teams taking part in the Challenge , team NatEv from Kosovo has managed to get in the top15 chosen projects from the NASA jury.Â On Sunday 3rd May the top5 projects will be determined by votes which will continue to compete for the 1st place until Friday 8th May when the voting will be closed.
NatEv Explorer is a web-based platform which synchronizes data from Nasa satellites in real time and categorizes them into the different geological phenomenon by using artificial intelligence. The platform enables users to use a 3D interactive globe, which shows the occurrence of the natural events in real time and additional information regarding that particular event. Users have the chance to explore earth by using images from NASA satellites.
NatEv Explorer is competing in the Earth category.
To vote for the team representing Kosovo head to this link.