Students develop GeoApp solutions during 2018 App Challenge Competition

April 05, 2018

Two teams of SFU students designed and developed GeoApp solutions that were submitted to the recently concluded Esri Canada GIS Centres of Excellence 2018 App Challenge competition.

The SportLogic GeoApp was developed by Alexander Smith (Geography, PhD student), Kendra Munn (Environmental Science, Undergraduate student) and Danielle Derrick (Biological Sciences, MSc student). SportLogic is an interactive online GeoApp that encourages an active lifestyle in Vancouver by facilitating the quick and easy creation, promotion and attendance of recreational pickup sports events.

The SportLogic GeoApp development team and their GeoApp

The GoElectric GeoApp was developed by Alysha van Duynhoven (Computing Science, Undergraduate student), Anthony Lee (Geography, Undergraduate student) and Chris Yee (Geography, Undergraduate student). GoElectric is an interactive online GeoApp that compares savings in terms of fuel costs and carbon emissions for typical travel routes of electric and conventional vehicles.

The GoElectric GeoApp development team and their GeoApp

All the students benefited by learning to work collaboratively in teams, managing real-world geospatial data projects with strict deadlines and deliverables, networking with geospatial industry professionals, and practically applying their geospatial knowledge. This activity was made possible through the Esri Canada Centre of Excellence in GIS within the Geography Department.